3rd Annual Drum Corps Invitational

DCI flyer 2016 final-page-001Saturday, April 30th, the Pembroke Marching Dragons will be host their third annual “Drum Corps Invitational” in the High School Auditorium @ 7:00pm. The Pembroke Marching Band will perform as well as many VERY talented groups from all over New York State! The evening will conclude with a “mass finale” where all of the groups, including Pembroke students, will perform a piece together.

Pembroke High School
8750 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036

The groups performing at this years event include:

* The Pembroke Marching Band
* The Hitmen Brass Band
* The Hamburg Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps
* The Ghost Riders Drum and Bugle Corps
* The Mighty St Joe’s Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps
* White Sabers Drum and Burgle Corps

All proceeds go directly to the Pembroke Marching Band to continue to give their students the best possible experience in the marching arts!

Come check out this event and enjoy a night of Drum Corps!

Tickets are available online at http://pembrokemusicals.com for $7 student/senior citizen and $10 for adults.

We hope to see you there!!!


The White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to present their 2016 production: “Unrequited”



Segment 1: Hearts Unite

  • Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Romeo and Juliet – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Segment 2: For Love or Family

  • Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet – Sergei Prokofiev
  • March to the Scaffold from Symphony Fantastique – Hector Berlioz
  • First Movement from Symphony No. 4 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Segment 3: Unrequited Love

  • “Allegretto” from Symphony No. 7 – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • My Immortal – Evanescence

Segment 4: Finale

  • Romeo and Juliet – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

When souls unite and passions burn deep, two hearts are drawn together; however, forces within the outside world can tear them apart and only the most strong willed love will prevail.  When two lovers are faced with this harsh reality, one is forced away while the other suffers a love that is unrequited.  What will these lovers ultimately choose?  Will they find their way back to each other or leave true love behind?

The White Sabers look to continue their unique blend of sophistication and entertainment in DCA with a program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Hector Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and 7th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, and Evanescence’s My Immortal.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the 2016 White Sabers while they tackle the age old question, “Can true love prevail?”

The White Sabers Announce New Corps Director and Administrative Team for 2016

The White Sabers are happy to announce our new directorship for the 2016 season!  Pete Amico, a long-time White Sabers leader, will serve as the corps’ Executive Director going forward.  In addition, we have added a new director position to the team.  Ben Chaffee, another leader within the White Sabers organization, will serve as the corps’ Administrative Director.  Both are very excited to continue and expand their roles in the organization, and we are excited to see the positive direction that the corps is continuing to move in under their leadership.


Behind every great organization is an even greater team of dedicated individuals working toward a common goal.  Our administrative team has been and continues to be one of the best in DCA.  Stacey ChaffeeBrad Coudriet, and Lenny Waugh will continue their roles as Assistant Directors.  Rounding out the administrative team for 2016 are Angel Bingham, Membership Coordinator; Doug Jones, Sr., Quartermaster; and Kendra Kissell, Volunteer Coordinator.  Leslie Amico, former Corps Director, will continue to play an important role on the administrative team on a part-time basis.


We are all looking forward to the 2016 season, and we are confident that the 2016 White Sabers will have our best season to date!

White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps announces the retirement of our Corps Director, Leslie Amico

It is with mixed emotions that the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps announces the retirement of our Corps Director, Leslie Amico, effective September 7, 2015.


Leslie has been involved with the White Sabers since the late 1990s, when the corps was an exhibition group performing in parades.  When the White Sabers took the field in 2005, Leslie became the Business Manager.  In just our second competitive season in DCA, Leslie had an instrumental role in leading the corps to our first DCA Class A Finals, achieving second place in 2006.  Upon the retirement of our previous director, Mark Gerber, in 2008, Leslie stepped up to the plate to become Corps Director, and has been in the role ever since.

The White Sabers have grown tremendously under Leslie’s leadership, and have most recently completed our two most successful seasons to date—winning the DCA Class A World Championships back to back in 2013 and 2014.  As the corps continues to expand and compete in Open Class for our very first time, Leslie remains a vital member of our Administrative Team, coordinating many of the “behind the scenes” logistics for the corps.  Together with her husband (and Corps President) Pete Amico, Leslie even does all of the shopping and cooking for the corps, ensuring the White Sabers are the best fed corps in DCA!  Leslie has always been a fundamental cog in the wheel that keeps the White Sabers alive and successful in the drum corps world, including ensuring the smooth operations of our weekly Bingo game that primarily funds the corps’ operations, which is no easy undertaking.

10606246_10203589156346766_1774383263160090522_nNot only has Leslie been instrumental in the direction and administration of the corps, but she is truly the heart of the White Sabers organization and easily the corps’ biggest fan.  Her dedication, commitment, and passion will be truly missed.  As sad as we are that Leslie will no longer be our Corps Director, we know she will still be around, cheering us on any chance that she gets.  We look forward to the new direction that the corps will go in as we actively seek a new Corps Director, but we also know that these are big shoes to fill.  We love you, Leslie!

White Sabers to be featured at the 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational May 2nd 2015

The White Sabers are proud to be featured in the 2nd Annual Drum Corps Invitational at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School!

The event is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Pembroke Jr.Sr. High School Auditorium Rtes 5 & 77, Corfu, NY

Come see a great show filled with some of the best Drum and Bugle Corps that Western New York has to offer! The show will feature a grand finale with performers from all of the units involved, along with the Pembroke Marching Band!

Tickets are available online at http://pembrokemusicals.com

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Color Guard Audition Camp – Saturday April 25/26th

The April 25th and 26th Camp Weekend is our Color Guard
Here is some information about the audition process from Stephanie Waugh, our color guard caption head.

The work that has been taught at camps so far WILL be used as part of your audition. For those of you that already know it, you are ahead of the game and I will be looking at your progression throughout the winter camps with it. For those of you who do not know it yet, you will need to learn it. I WILL teach it again at auditions, however, we will be going much more quickly than we did throughout the winter. It may be in your best interest to get with someone prior to auditions and try to get familiar with it. If you are unable to do that, all of the work has been posted on the facebook interest group and you should become familiar with it that way.
In addition, EVERYONE will be learning an audition routine on each piece of equipment that you wish to audition on. This will be work that is in the show and no one will have learned this prior to auditions so this one, you will not need to prepare for.
As always, please let me know if you still have any questions.
Thank you