In July of 2008 a group of music educators and enthusiasts formed the non-profit organization Music City Youth in the Arts. Their goal was to establish a new DCI drum and bugle corps in Nashville, Tennessee. A web site was set up as a means of measuring interest in the region for a new drum corps. In less than one month several hundred joined the web site's mailing list. This level of interest lead the board of directors to the decision to proceed with fielding a drum corps for the 2009 season.
In order to establish the most stable foundation for a new drum and bugle corps, the board of directors decided that the first season would consist of a limited rehearsal and touring schedule. Keeping the membership fee as low as possible during difficult economic times was also important. The plan proved to be a wise one. The 47-member inaugural corps performed with a confidence that befuddled audiences who could hardly believe Music City was a first-year corps. The fan-friendly show kept toes tapping and faces smiling everywhere the corps performed. Most importantly though, young people had the time of their lives while learning valuable life lessons such as responsibility, teamwork and respecting others.
In 2010 the corps again pushed the limits. They fielded a nearly 70-member corps. The repretoire allowed the group to take a journey down the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans. All season long the corps impressed audiences with a powerful sound from a seemingly small hornline. The first two shows of the season included the corps's first two 1st-place finishes. During the DCI Semi-finals performance, Music City surpassed the Raiders to get a 5th place finish, an incredible finish for a second-year corps. However, the Finals performance saw the Raiders regain their 5th place spot with Music City getting a 6th place finish at 88.50.
For the 2011 season Music City is planning on fielding a full 150-member corps and is hoping to once again make history.
Shows By Year
Strike It Up...A Celebration!
DCI Open Class Semifinals
Strike Up the Band Tennessee Waltz Appalachian Morning
Placement: 13th Score: 80.40
DCI Open Class Finals Repertoire:
Down to the River to Pray St. Louis Blues Can't Help Falling in Love Mississippi Suite When the Saints Go Marching In Old Man River (from Showboat)
Placement: 6th Score: 88.50
DCI Open Class Repertoire:
I Could Have Danced All Night Bandstand Boogie Waltz of the Flowers Rain Dance Singing in the Rain Jai Ho Tennessee Waltz Dancing Machine Shake Your Tail Feather
Five-Point Music City Star
- The Band Hall
- Jupiter Quantum Marching Brass
- Mapex Marching Drums
- Majestic Field Percussion
- Corinth Charters & Tours
Music City http://www.musiccitydrumcorps.org/default.aspx :Official Website