"The Crimson Kings have been dedicated to preserving rich musical traditions and ideals of community service as a non-profit youth arts organization based in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown."


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Founded in 1953

The New York Crimson Kings Drum, Fife & Bugle Corps, established in the 1950s, is the oldest and most honored Asian-American drum corps in the east coast dedicated to youth development through music and performing arts education.



New York Crimson Kings
c/o New York Chinese School
62 Mott Street, Room 408
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (347) 987-2592

Rehearsal Hours

Friday 6:00-8:00pm
Sunday 11:30-3:00pm

Multi Media Bar


As we embark on a new Lunar new year and prepare for the upcoming summer drum corps...

2015 marks the Crimson Kings 65th year in drum corps… retrospective Part 1… 2012 a milestone year

2015 marks the Crimson Kings 65th year in drum corps! We are looking forward to...

Asian In NY 4th Annual Moon Festival and Fashion Show

This year we were invited to open up the 4th Annual Moon Festival and Fashion Show by...

Q&A with Charlotte Acevedo

The fife line has always set the Crimson Kings apart from other drum corps. Traditionally...

Crimson Kings Perform at Hershey Park

It’s the dog days of summer, and looking back at 2012 so far, the Crimson Kings...

Crimson Kings Record First Album

After an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, we hit the studio on May 20th to...

33rd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

This year we were invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Asian American and Pacific...

Crimson Kings Hosts The Edge

It’s just about midnight and The Edge has just left the building. They are in town...

Kickstarter Fundraiser

HELP US RECORD OUR FIRST ALBUM. Our goal is to give our members a chance to perform in...

NYC Fife Instructor Wanted

The Crimson Kings are seeking a fife instructor to teach the fife line in the heart of...