Capital Regiment’s first performance group was an indoor drum line in 1996. The indoor line served as a launching pad for a Drum & Bugle Corps in 1999.
Capital Regiment found quick success within Drum Corps International during it’s early seasons, breaking through to DCI World Class Finals for five straight seasons starting in 2002 and ranking as high as 14th in 2004.
After 8 successful tours, the Corps would take 2007 and 2008 seasons off to reset, ultimately rejoining DCI in 2009 for one additional season. Capital Regiment continued to operate a charity bingo game to raise funds for a return in the future.
In 2021, Rick Bays Capital Regiment’s Founder and Executive Director decided it was time to transition the group for the future, in hopes of once again seeing Capital Regiment compete in the performing arts.
2022 served as a transition year to recruit a new board of directors, all of which are alumni members and staff of the drum and bugle corps. Under new leadership the organization changed it’s name to Capital Regiment Performing Arts, aligned with a new strategic plan to launch a new WGI performance group in 2023.
Capital Regiment Performing Arts seeks to provide a program which combines music, performance training, leadership, social, and character development through the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts.