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March 26, 2020


Over the last few weeks, the member corps of DCI have met and discussed the current state of the nation and drum corps as a whole. With the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make decisions based on the health and welfare of our members, staff, volunteers, and communities in which we rehearse and perform. 

Now, unfortunately, this means we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 summer tour. It wo...

March 18, 2020


In the midst of our attempts to adjust to our new way of life in following recommended CDC guidelines, The Northwest Youth Music Association, and Seattle Cascades, in conjunction with Drum Corps International will be altering our rehearsal schedule for March and April, our summer competitive touring model could be altered as well. It is the strong belief of the Northwest Youth Music Association, in conjunction with Drum...

March 5, 2020

SEATTLE, WA  In recent weeks, the State of Washington and King County has made national news as an area of where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified. At least 44 cases of the virus have been diagnosed and 10 of those cases have resulted in fatalities due to the outbreak. Due to this growing concern and widespread outbreak, and in an effort to protect our members, staff and volunteers the Northwest Youth Music Associ...

February 27, 2020

Shelby Turcotte is a 17 year old senior, and is currently attending St. Helens High School. Her career in music began as a young teen in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where she began her journey as a clarinetist. She resided in St. Helens shortly following the beginning of her music career, where she flourished. During her high school years, (2016-present) she marched three years with the St. Helens Marching Band and Colorguard, one of...

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The Seattle Cascades are the Pacific Northwest’s oldest youth organization in the pageantry arts, representing our region throughout the country for more than 50 years. Each summer, we travel more than 10,000 miles across the United States, competing in some of the nation’s most iconic NFL and collegiate sporting venues.


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Help support our Music and Arts Education programs for the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Cascades would not exist without our generous community of volunteer and financial supporters. 

Your generous donations of skilled and unskilled labor are vital to the success of the Seattle Cascades. Whether its cooking meals, shopping, making an airport run, sewing uniforms or flags, building props, or taking registrations, there is always something to do. If you're looking for an adventure, volunteer for tour in 2018!  Witness drum corps from the inside. Your efforts are truly appreciated! 

Seattle Cascades are a registered 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit. We strive to keep our member tuition as low as possible. Your unrestricted financial contribution provides general operating support in order to assure the continued existence of high-quality, youth-development programs in the marching arts, Ninety cents of every dollar received is directed towards programs and activities that fulfill our primary mission - empowering young people to grow through transformative educational experiences in the arts.


Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps

is an activity of the Northwest Youth Music Association, 
a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation 

Federal ID 23-7411558

Northwest Youth Music Association

13717 Linden Ave. N #201

Seattle, WA 98133