Inland Empire of Southern California, CA United States
|2010||Under Over - Pinball Wizard (from Tommy) * Selections from Tommy|
|2011||Sounds of Our City - City of Angels * Saturday Night * La Pistola y el Corazon * At Last * Sunless Saturday|
|2012||Sound of Miami - Dejame Sonar * Conga * Song For Chano * Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo|
|2013||A Day in the Life in Puerto Rico - Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo * Meliton Tombe * Rule Son Da * El Rumor|
|2014||Big Easy Blues - Do Whatcha Wanna * St. James Infirmary Blues * Beale Street Blues * Brooklyn|
|2018||BLOOM - Induction * Maturation * Antithesis|
|2019||Here, There, Everywhere - Theme from Super 8 * The Phoenix * Rewrite the Stars * The Lost Labryinth|
|2020||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.|
The Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps is a competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in the Inland Empire of Southern California.
Nathaniel Lewis, Jr. founded City Sound in Los Angeles in 1997 as an indoor winter drum line to provide teens and young adults "from diverse cultures" with performance opportunities that were lacking in many California schools.
The unit later moved to Long Beach, and, in 2010, added a horn line and color gusrd, transitioning into a full drum and bugle corps. The corps performed in Drum Corps International (DCI) contests exclusively in the State of California until venturing to Mesa, Arizona in the 2014 season.
City Sound's drumline was featured on the Disney Channel's show, "Shake It Up" In November of 2012. As a Boy Scouts "Learning for Life" Explorer Post, City Sound earned the Boy Scouts of America's Character Education Quality Award in 2013. In 2013 and 2014, California State University Dominguez Hills allowed members of City Sound to receive college credit for one season of mrching.
Prior to the 2015 season, City Sound was having difficulty in finding a regular rehearsal base. The corps also announced that it had experienced extreme difficulty in recruiting brass players and would take the year off. During the down time, director Lewis admits to spending family time to the point that the hiatus extended to three years.
After reorganizing, relocating to the "Inland Empire" reghion of the Los Angeles suburbs, and changing the corps' name, applicaton was made to DCI to return to active status. After an evaluation of the organization's finances, staffing, and plans by DCI's staff, Vessel was approved to compete in 2018.
[Vessel Drum & Bugle Corps; Drum Corps International]
Highest Score 62.400
Final show in DCX Archives July 17, 2010 So-Cal Classic Paramount CA placed 7 with a score of 62.400
Highest Score 61.350
Final show in DCX Archives July 17, 2011 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Bellflower CA placed 7 with a score of 61.350
Highest Score 61.250
Final show in DCX Archives July 15, 2012 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Bellflower CA placed 6 with a score of 61.250
Highest Score 65.750
Final show in DCX Archives July 14, 2013 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Bellflower CA placed 5 with a score of 65.750
Highest Score 50.900
Final show in DCX Archives July 13, 2014 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Cerritos CA placed 6 with a score of 50.450
Highest Score 0.000
Final show in DCX Archives July 10, 2015 Name TBD Bakersfield CA
Highest Score 60.700
Final show in DCX Archives July 21, 2018 Diablo Valley Classic Pacific Open Class Championship Pleasant Hill CA United States placed 6 with a score of 60.700
Highest Score 68.500
Final show in DCX Archives July 24, 2019 Mile High Showcase Arvada CO United States placed 3 with a score of 68.500