Corps Information 2019 Production to be announced

The Mandarins' 2019 production will be announced soon.

Answers for Parents

When your child decides to be part of a Drum Corps International corps, he/she is making a choice that requires a deep personal commitment that will require strength and focus. Facing new levels of responsibility, discipline and self-knowledge, they will gain values that will help them succeed in life.

Many of your questions about the Drum and Bugle Corps activity may be answered on an "DCI Parents: Overview" page, on the Drum Corps International website.

Meet Our Staff

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Jim Tabuchi President and CEO 916-719-7368
JW Koester Corps Director 408-921-6231
Raymond Mar Advisor
Paul Daschka Bingo Manager  
Cathy Sackett Booster Manager 916-799-4953
Cris Flores Personnel Manager 916-225-2599
Sy Miyasato Instrument Equipment Manager 209-810-2574
Susan Miyasato Uniform Manager 209-810-3960
Sheri Heuer Volunteer Coordinator 916-206-8535
Kathleen Bakergumprecht-Davies Fundraising Chair 559-260-5847
Dr. Dan Fong Co-Director, Health & Wellness Team  
Kim Wong Co-Director, Health & Wellness Team  


Keith Sanpei Tour Director 209-518-7615
Rebecca Miles Tour/Social Media Manager
Kevin Bowlson Tour/Prop Manager
Kalei Cablay Tour Manager
Donna Cruz Tour Manager
Sam Oddo Tour Manager
Kristyn Lorek Tour Manager
Tori Lew Tour Manager
Patrick Taylor Tour Manager  
Ike Jackson Program Director
Mario Ramirez Creative Director / Choreographer / Designer
Key Poulan Brass Arranger
Darren VanDerpoel Percussion / Battery Arranger
Bryan Nungaray Front Ensemble Arranger
Peter Beckhart Drill Writer
Edward "Beno" Morris Sound Consultant / Coordinator
Darren VanDerpoel
Caption Manager
Tim Snyder
Caption Manager
Joseph Hayes
Caption Manager
Mario Ramirez
Caption Manager
Jazper Saldana
Front Ensemble Mgr
Aaron Wells
Brass Consultant
Chris Huebschle
Visual Tech
Brandi Ramirez
Jonathan Wicks
Percussion Manager
Seth Murphy
Brass Consultant
Alex Wallace
Visual Tech
Chris Cordova
Guard Tech
Rudy Arzaga
Percussion Advisor
Patrick Keeley
Trumpet Tech
Nicole Davis
Visual Tech
Manny Ruiz
Guard Tech
Chris Cyr
Battery Tech
Connor Vaughn
Trumpet Tech
Jonathan Victorino
Visual Tech
Keila Crook
Guard Tech
Dalia Berman
Front Ensemble Tech
Brandt McKinzey
Mellophone Tech
Ted Chang
Visual Tech
Jorge Chanax
Guard Tech
Jimmy Nguyen
Front Ensemble Tech
Shane Montoya
Euphonium Tech
Kevin Harrell
Visual Tech
Jasmine Ibarra
Guard Tech
Connie Truong
Front Ensemble Tech
Dexx Moore
Euphonium Tech
Justin Mons
Visual Tech
Richard Ramos
Battery Manager
Jeremy Basso
Euphonium Tech
Sena Narottama
Visual Tech
Chris Morales
Snare Tech
Gordon Janda
Tuba Tech
Robert Boucher
Visual Tech
Zackary Watson
Snare Tech
Mary Duerkop
Tuba Tech
Zakk Hollander
Tenor Tech
Dan Herrick
Tuba Tech
Shubham Gupta
Tenor Tech
Carol Weirich
High Brass Intern
Elliot Duran
Bass Tech
Gabe Gallegos
Low Brass Intern
Vanessa Ramos
Bass Tech
Milt Gee
Brass Consultant
Ottoneil Peralta
Bass Tech

Founded in 1963, the Sacramento Mandarins provide the ideal balance of education, family values, personal time, and the blending of Asian traditions with drum corps. The Mandarins are committed to the growth of the lives of young people through a commitment to youth development and performance excellence while providing enjoyment for the Sacramento community and audiences worldwide.

Recent honors and awards of distinction: Drum Corps International Division III World Champions in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999; Drum Corps International Division II World Champions in 2001; Drum Corps International Pacific Division III Champions in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999, and DCI Pacific Division II California State Champions in 2000 and 2001; Drum Corps International Division I Semifinalist in 2001, 2005, and 2006; Drum Corps International World Class Quarterfinalist in 2008-2010; Drum Corps International World Class Semifinalist in 2011-2017; and Drum Corps International World Class Finalist in 2018. Additionally, the Mandarins are two-time recipients of the prestigious Spirit of Disney Award, signifying outstanding achievement and excellence in educational and entertainment programs for youth. The Mandarins are in the Top 10 of all drum and bugle corps worldwide.

Look for the Mandarins to appear in a full slate of West Coast shows and a nationwide tour, including appearances at the DCI regionals in Palo Alto, San Antonio, and Atlanta on the way to Indianapolis, Indiana for the DCI World Championships.

Executive Director is Jim Tabuchi. Corps Director is JW Koester. For additional information about the corps, please contact Mandarins Public Relations.

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