This photo is from Ron Munekawa, a staff member with Mandarins.

This is a photo of the 2006 Mandarins members from Japan. They are, from left to right, Hidemi Furudate (trumpet), Akane Yamakawa (mellophone), Etsuko Yamaguchi (front ensemble), Madoka Kawanaka (mellophone) and Mayako Oda (snare). This photo was taken at our last California rehearsal before leaving on tour.

The Mandarins are proud to have had members from Japan every year since 2001. This goes to show how drum corps is truly an international experience.

Thanks Ron!

The 2006 drum corps season is here, and we want to see your best shots. E-mail your pictures to, along with a description of where and when the photo was taken. Send some biographical information about yourself as well.