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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 would be irresponsible to cont...

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 Corps International, the he...

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 Association has made the decision...

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 those years as a clarinet s...

February 18, 2020

Video auditions can be arranged on a case by case basis for those who can't make it to an Audition Camp. You will submit your video to your caption supervisor showcasing your skills and fundamentals. However, sending in and audition video that is approved won't entirely secure a spot in the drum corps. A down payment towards the 2020 tuition will need to be made as well as attending selected mandatory rehearsal camps. Please contact your caption supervis...

February 15, 2020

The Northwest Youth Music Association and the Seattle Cascades are pleased to announce a new partnership with DeMoulin Bros & Co for the 2020 season.

Under the creative direction of Chad Duggan, in this new partnership DeMoulin will provide custom-designed uniforms and costumes for the Seattle Cascades 2020 season. Duggan’s creative designs will utilize innovative and environmentally friendly fabric selections as well as custom and in- stock products offe...

January 29, 2020

The Seattle Cascades are honored to announce that DCI Hall of Fame Member Mr. Marc Sylvester will serve on the Visual Design Team as a Visual Set Designer.

Those who were fortunate enough to benefit under the tutelage of Marc Sylvester remember his love of performing and the challenges he gave the performers in fast moving, innovative drill. Those who have been fortunate to see Marc Sylvester's shows remember the amazing speed and complexity of design he...

January 12, 2020

On January 18th the Seattle Cascades, Bonney Lake High School and the Northwest Pageantry Association join forces to hold the premier winter guard event of the 2020 season. The Cascades is cohosting the Premier Event, the NWPA’s first winter guard evaluation and competition of the 2020 season. It will be held at Bonney Lake HS on Saturday, January 18 from 10am to 7pm.

The Cascades needs about 18 volunteers to ensure that the Premier Winterguard Event is a...

December 12, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Dan Galan and Josh Charles to the Seattle Cascades family!  

Josh Charles

Josh will be our Physical Trainer/Nutritionist, and will also contribute as a Visual Tech.

Currently a group fitness instructor with Shred 415, RowHouse, and J5 CrossFit, he is pursuing his love of helping others with their fitness and nutrition goals! Having marched with Memphis Sound Cymbal line in 2005, Legacy indoor Bass line in 2006 and Gateway...

December 4, 2019

The Seattle Cascades are honored to announce that DCI Hall of Fame Member, Mr. Frank Williams will serve as our Educational Consultant for the 2020 Season. 

Frank Williams currently serves as the Coordinator of Jazz Education for Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Marcia P. Hoffman Fine Arts Institute. Frank Williams also serves as the education consultant for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.  Mr. Williams holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Florida A & M Unive...

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