City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps
City Sound logo
|Location||Long Beach, California|
|Director||Nathaniel Lewis Jr.|
|Uniform||Navy blue, dark blue & white jacket;
Dark blue pants(2014);
Black shoes (2014);
White shako w/silver chain, strap, shield & white plume
The City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Long Beach, California, City Sound performs in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.
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City Sound was founded in June, 1997 by current director Nathaniel Lewis, Jr. as an indoor winter drum line. His intent was to give teens and young adults from "diverse cultures" with performance opportunities lacking in many California schools.
In 2010, the corps added a horn line and color guard to become a full drum and bugle corps, performing in Drum Corps International contests within California.
City Sound is a Boy Scouts "Learning for Life" Explorer Post and was awarded the Boy Scouts of America, Learning For Life, Character Education Quality Award for 2013.
In 2014, City Sound traveled out of their home state of California for the first time as a corps, competing at the Southwest Corps Connection in Mesa, Arizona.
In May 2015, the corps announced that it would take the year off, since it had difficulty in recruiting a sufficient number of brass players.
City Sound is sponsored by Los Angeles Youth Arts Organization, a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization which has a Board of Directors, director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The president of the board and corps director is Nathaniel Lewis, Jr.
Show Summary (2010-2014)
|2010||Under Over||Pinball Wizard & Other selections from Tommy by Pete Townshend|
|2011||Sounds of Our City||City of Angels by Ulises Bella, Sheffer Bruton, Asdrubal Sierra, and Jiro Yamaguchi (Ozomatli) /
Saturday Nght by Ulises Bella, Raúl Pacheco, Asdrubal Sierra, and Jiro Yamaguchi (Ozomatli) /
La Pistola El Corazon by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez (Los Lobos) /
At Last by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren / Sunless Saturday by Fishbone
|2012||Los Sonidos de Miami||Dejame Sonar by Perin Vazquez / Conga by Enrique E. Garcia /
Song For Chano by Ray Barretto / Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo by Gian Marco
|2013||A Day in the Life
in Puerto Rico
|Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo by Gian Marco / Meliton Tombe (Traditional Puerto Rican) /
Rule Son Da by William Cepeda / El Rumor by Viento de agua
|2014||Big Easy Blues||Do Whatcha Wanna by Kermit Ruffins / St. James Infirmary (Traditional) /
Beale Street Blues by W.C. Handy / Brooklyn by Nat MacIntosh
- Drum Corps International :: Marching Music's Major League™
- City Sound Drum Line On Disney Channel Show | Drum Corps Planet
- Learning for Life Awards and Scholarships
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
- Drum Corps for College Credit - DCI World Class Corps Discussions - Drum Corps Planet Forums
- "Corps news and announcements". Drum Corps International. May 29, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
- corpsreps.com - The Drum Corps Repertoire Database
- AllMusic | Music Search, Recommendations, Videos and Reviews