Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps #MarchOn Campaign



Spirit Performing Arts, Inc. was formed to revive and support the rebirth of Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly City of Newark Marching 100/Spirit of Newark). Today the corps has been renamed to simply Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps, under the same principles and beliefs which it was founded upon in 1991.

Spirit is the last of the inner-city Drum Corps organizations in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area and one of the only remaining in the United States. Since our founding, we have served over 1400 inner city at risk youth from the Greater Newark area introducing them to the marching arts on the highest of levels. At our peak we have traveled coast to coast amassing over 8,000 miles over 8-10 competitions against the world’s best marching ensembles. The “Commitment to Excellence” and allowing our students to “Catch the Spirit” while being “Newark’s Musical Ambassadors” is who we are.

This upcoming 2021 season will mark our 30-year anniversary from which we were formed.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate this milestone and consider making a contribution to our “Commitment to Excellence”. We thank you in advance for your kindness.