Capital Regiment was initially launched as an indoor drum line in 1997 that would place as high as 3rd in WGI’s Independent World Class Finals in 1998. This indoor program 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, winning the Division III Drum Title in 2000. In 2002 the Corps won the Division II Championship. The next season, the corps moved into DCI’s World Class and landing a spot in Semi Finals (19th). This would set the stage for four straight seasons ending in DCI Semi Finals, 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 shuttered the charity bingo game at the end of 2022, changed it’s name to Capital Regiment Performing Arts. All of this aligned with a new strategic plan to launch a new WGI performance group for the 2024 season.

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.