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Summer Bands International was an association of youth marching bands located in the western regions of the United States and Canada.  They had member bands from Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Wahington, Edmonton and Calgary, Canada, and Taipei, Taiwan.  They were trying to expand their membership to bands from all over the globe.  Youth bands are independant bands that are made up of students from more than one school.  Junior youth bands have members that range in age from 7 to 14 years, and senior youth bands have members that range from 13 through 21 years of age.  Member bands traveled to and hosted various events including parades, standstill competitions, exhibitions, and field show competitions.  At the end of each summer season the association sponsored a Championship that included events for soloists, small ensembles, and field show competition.  See the 1998 Season Review.

Many of the member bands of SBI hosted shows during the summer months and in addition, many SBI members participated in Drum Corps International - Pacific Division shows.  There was a Youth Band Class for competition in most of the DCI - Pacific Shows that are held in June and early July. See the SBI's list of proposed show dates for the summer of 1999. To get the complete schedule of DCI shows, visit the Drum Corps International web site. Unfortunately the membership fell on hard times during the winter or 1999 and the association ceased operations before the summer of 1999. This web site serves as a historical record of it's past accomplishments.

SBI Happenings!

We held a very productive meet on February 17th at Saint Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs.  Many new and interested unit directors were in attendence.  We voted to expand the performance styles that we would host at all SBI shows, creating divisions for the Division II/III and Senior drum corps, standstill classes for bands, drum lines and drill teams.  Preliminary show dates were also set and listed below. 

Check last years scores from our competitions!

Proposed Show Dates for Summer 1999:

The following Drum Corps International-Pacific Division Shows will have openings for youth band participation:

Saturday June 25Chula Vista, Ca.(SoCal)
Friday June 26Walnut, Ca.(SoCal)
Thursday July 1 Woodburn, Or.
Friday July 2 Bakersfield, Ca.(SoCal)
Seattle, Wa.
Saturday July 3 Riverside, Ca.(SoCal)
Vancouver, Wa.
Sunday July 4 Costa Mesa, Ca.(SoCal)
Medford, Or.
Friday July 9 Stockton, Ca.(NorCal)
Saturday July 10San Jose, Ca.(NorCal)
Tuesday July 13Boise, Id.
WednesdayJuly 14Logan, Ut.
Thursday July 15Laramie, Wy.
Saturday July 17Denver, Co.
The following Summer Bands International Shows are scheduled:

SaturdayJuly 17Orange, Ca.(SoCal)

This year we have opened all the SBI shows to performances and competition including Division II/III drum corps, stand-still division for youth bands, and various parade corps.  We are striving to include all aspects of the pageantry art form in our activities.  If you have a unit that is interested in performing, contact Harvey Berish of the World of Pageantry at (714) 952-2263 or

If you wish to add a new show date to our list, or make a change in a current listing, please contact our Webmaster by e-mail.

June '99 Update: It looks like many of the regular competing unit of SBI are having trouble recuiting members this year.  A problem that is getting worse in southern California due to overly busy school programs.  This has caused the cancelation of some of the originally scheduled shows.  Hopefully next year things will work out better for all the units.

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Member units Summer Bands International as of January 1st, 1999 are:

Edmonton Crusaders
3217 110 A Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6J 3G3
Roy Townend - Band Director
(403) 434-7117 Home
(403) 484-5581 Work
Tammy Salvalaggio - Tour Director
(403) 467-3402
The Sound Machine
222 W. 19th Street
Upland, Calif. 91784
(909) 981-1454 Hot Line
Dave Schaafsma - Band Director
(909) 982-2458 Home
The Spirit of Santa Fe Springs
P.O. Box 2941
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. 90670
(562) 864-3851 Hot Line
James Rocillo - Band Director
(562) 864-8153
South Gate Youth Band
P.O. Box 2161
South Gate, Calif. 90280
- Band Director
Juan Garcia - Band Manager
(213) 249-0203 Home
(213) 230-0589 Pager
Orange County Lutheran Band

- Director
Scarlet Regiment
P.O. Box 5171
Torrance, Calif. 90510
(310) 540-2263 Hot Line
(310) 378-0938 Fax
- Band Director
Huge Richards - Band President
Pasadena Boy's and Girl's Club Band
3230 East Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, Calif. 91107
(626) 449-7694 Hot Line
Mahlon Moore - Band Director
(626) 969-7118 Home
Alhambra Youth Band

- Band Director
Black Knights Drum Corps
1317 N, San Fernando Road #183
Burbank, Calif. 91504
Pete Ellison - Director
(818) 567-0216
The Northern Lights
P.O. Box 19027
Portland, OR 97280-0027
1 (800) 977-9232 Office
(503) 977-9786 Fax
Mike Anderson - Band Director
(503) 665-7462 Home
Spirit of Sunnyvale
1111 W. El Camino Real Suite #109-224
Sunnyvale, Calif. 94087
(408) 236-2263 Band Hot Line
Vern Tallman - Booster President
(408) 524-1783
Edmonton All Girl Ambassadors
9336 A 60th Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta, Cananda T6E 0C1
(403) 438-5059 Office
Keith Burnett - Band Director
(403) 460-1675
Carol Cargan - Tour Director
(403)467-2897 Fax
Heather Mitchell - Itinerary Director
Calgary Stetson Show Band
Box 30031 Site #2
CPO 592072 MacLeod Trail South
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 2V8
(403) 258-0889 (phone/fax)
Robert Eklund - Executive Director
Jim Laurendeau - Band Director
The Conquistadors
12477 Crystal Ranch Rd
Moorpark Calif. 93021
(805) 531-3545
Tim McElearney - Band Director
(805) 532-2293
Taipei Municipal Chien Kuo
Senior High School Marching Band
Gary Brattin - Contact Person
Associate Member
World of Pageantry - Newspaper
P.O. Box 2961
Anaheim, California 92804
Harvey Berish - Editor
(714) 952-2263 Hot Line
(714) 535-3552 Fax

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