open to all skill levels


WE PROVIDE A YEAR ROUND WEEKLY MUSIC ACtivity in fife, horn, drums, and guard FOR YOUTHS BETWEEN 10 AND 22 YEARS OLD. 

Upon joining an initial $25 registration fee. Thereafter a $10 renewal fee applies at the beginning of every session. These fees cover basic supplies and material expenses.

General Program BLOCKS


FEBRUARY 5 - JULY 4, 2018
Sundays 1-4:30PM




JULY 14 - AUGUST 18, 2018
Saturdays 11AM-2PM


SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 - JANUARY 27, 2019
Sundays 1-4:30PM



  • Members must be 10-22 years old


  • $25 Registration fee*

*Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. After initial registration, renewal fee is $10 per session.


After joining Drum Corps for sometime I realized that it was much more than just a band – it was like family. They taught me alot about self-esteem, commitment, how to be punctual, how to read music and most importantly how never to say the words “I can’t!”
— Nancy Ng, Guard '83, '86-'92

Member Benefits

  • weekly music lessons for drums, fifes, horns, and guard

  • Parade, performance and competition experience throughout the tri-state area

  • Awards for Members showing active participation and outstanding performance

  • community service credits

  • Recommendation letters

  • College scholarship opportunity

  • Field Trips

  • New York Chinese School Tuition Discount

  • lasting friendships




There are no fees for lessons. There is a one time non-refundable $25 registration fee which includes a tee shirt and pair of new drumsticks, new fife, or loaned mouth piece pending line joined. Thereafter, weekly lessons are free. Every member must renew their registration at the beginning of every block for $10. 


We provide every member with a loaned instrument and uniform. Drums, horns, guard equipment, uniforms are all provided on a loan basis during active participation. Upon completion of membership, all loaned items are to be returned in the same satisfactory condition to the Corps. 

Do I need to be a student of New York Chinese School to join the Crimson Kings?

No. Though a majority of our membership is made up of students currently attending the New York Chinese School, it is not required. We have an open door policy open to all youths in the greater New York City area. Our membership consists of youths from 10 to 22 years old representing all five boroughs and New Jersey. Some notable schools in which members attend include Brooklyn Tech, Stuyvesant High School, Laguardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School, Bronx Science, and Hunter High School. Should you be a student of the New York Chinese School, you will qualify for a tuition discount for active participation in the Crimson Kings.