Spirit on track to return for 30th Anniversary!


Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly Spirit of Newark/NJ) looks to officially return to the Drum Corps International stage as a SoundSport organization. After a 7 year hiatus, Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps returns with a new parent organization Spirit Performing Arts Inc, led by a new Executive Director, Board and a World Class staff. Originally scheduled for a 2020 return however due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimate cancellation of the 2020 season, the return had to be postponed.


“As a charter member of the original organization, it was imperative that I along with our current board of directors do everything possible to make sure that this organization continues the legacy for generations to come.” – Dwight Singleton, CEO/Executive Director

While the world continues to deal with pandemic with uncertainty, Spirit has dedicated its organization to pushing through the fire to come out stronger than ever. Our educational philosophy is “To fulfill and preserve our commitment to Excellence through Education, Entertainment and Enjoyment, to open unlimited doors to the future”.

Look forward to hearing and learning more about what’s to come from Spirit.