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Marisa Goffman

Percussion - Front Ensemble

I was selected to perform as a member of the World Class Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps for the 2024 season. Individuals from around the world auditioned for the corps.


As a member of the Seattle Cascades, I will train in the Northwest one weekend per month through May, before spending the summer traveling across the United States to perform and compete in the Drum Corps International Summer Music Games.


The Seattle Cascades Drum Corps is a non-profit youth organization comprised of over 100 youth performers, who excel in one of three areas: brass, percussion, and color guard. We spend the summer learning, performing, and competing with a production that combines the music, theatrics, and pageantry of high school and college marching bands, with the talent and innovation of Broadway productions such as BLAST! and Cirque de Soleil.


We travel the country for approximately seven weeks and end our season at the DCI World Championships hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to the tens of thousands of fans who attend these live performances, these shows have been televised live on PBS, ESPN and in movie theatres around the United States, for an audience of millions.  


More importantly, the Seattle Cascades teach discipline, responsibility, tenacity and an appreciation for hard work - life skills that will benefit me far beyond my time as a member of this elite performance ensemble. The corps is truly a family and I am proud to be part of the tradition that is the Seattle Cascades.  

In order to participate in the Seattle Cascades this summer, each member of the organization is required to pay approximately $4,750.00 in member fees. The price of membership includes travel, instruction, food, uniforms, equipment, housing, and many other expenses incurred over the tour.  This amount is only 60% of the actual cost per member to tour for the summer. The other 40% is raised by the parent nonprofit organization, Northwest Youth Music Association.  

I very much appreciate your generous donation to help me perform with the Seattle Cascades this summer! A huge THANK YOU!

Marisa Goffman

Hi Everyone!

My name is Marisa Goffman and I am thrilled to say I have accepted a contract to perform with the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps this summer! I am SO excited about this opportunity to do the thing I love with all my heart, playing marimba, with such an amazing organization. That being said, drum corps is quite an expensive endeavor and I NEED YOUR HELP!

Drum corps is a youth activity, but between food, housing, cross-country transportation, and instrument maintenance, the funds are absolutely necessary to make this summer the best it can be. Your donations not only support my own dreams of marching my age-out summer with a world-class organization, but also support a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that pioneers the way for the marching arts in the Pacific Northwest.

Words cannot begin to explain how much music is in my soul and the fulfillment I get from performing in the marching arts. I have built life-long relationships, found confidence in myself, and have pushed myself past limits I didn't know existed for this activity. Thank you so much for your support of myself and the Seattle Cascades! I hope to see you at a show this summer!

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