ABOUT

Mission:  The purpose of The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps is to promote the study and improvement of the marching arts through engaging in contests, parades, exhibitions, and similar events; to promote musicianship, friendship, sociability, and culture among the members of the organization; and to promote personal growth and a sense of belonging for all members through the process of learning to work as a team toward the common goal of maintaining a successful Drum and Bugle Corps.

The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps was organized in 1928 under the sponsorship of the American Legion Daniel Goho Post #87 from Dansville, NY and later became independent in 1957. In 1994, after about 14 years of absence from the drum corps world, several former White Sabers members organized an alumni reunion, and an interest in performing was revived. In 2005, the White Sabers returned to the field as a competitive Class A drum corps. The following year, we competed and placed second in our first DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY on September 3, 2006. This was only our second attempt at competing in the preliminary competition to make it into finals. The membership dedicated their finals performance at the night show to Pete and Leslie Amico in deep appreciation of their supporting efforts in helping make this drum corps dream come true. The White Sabers are a two time, back to back DCA Class A world champions and have made Open Class Finals each year they’ve competed in it since 2015.  The Corps was awarded their highest placement in Open Class in 2019, placing 4th.


Repertoire

2021

Brave New World

85.600, 6th Place

Director: Ben Chaffee

Drum Majors: Melissa Jaeger, Lindsay Lavicka

2019

007 – Becoming Bond

91.950, 4th Place

Director: Pete Amico, Ben Chaffee

Drum Majors: Joanna Rocco, Mikayla Brown

2018

cONvErgence

91.738, 7th Place

Director: Pete Amico

Drum Majors: Melissa Jaeger, Kim Miller

2017

WaterwayS

93.380, 5th Place

Director: Pete Amico

Drum Majors: Matt Jaeger, Raymond Jones

2016

Unrequited

88.730, 7th Place

Director: Pete Amico

Drum Major: Raymond Jones

2015

Unrequited

88.330, 8th Place

Director: Leslie Amico

*Leslie Amico was awarded the 2015 Open Class Director of the Year

Drum Major: Raymond Jones