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. 

General Program BLOCKS


FEBRUARY 3 - JULY 6, 2019
Sundays 1-4:30PM




JULY 12 - AUGUST 17, 2019
Saturdays 11AM-2PM

FALL ’19

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 - JANUARY 26, 2020
Sundays 1-4:30PM



  • Members must be 10-22 years old



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

  • lasting friendships




Fall & Spring Semesters
$200 per semester - Non-NYCS student/alum
$150 per semester - NYCS student/alum

Fee includes annual tee shirt and pair of new drumsticks, new fife, or mouth piece pending line joined.

Summer Semester
Fee will be disclosed in Spring 2019.


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.