Austin, TX United States
Founded: 2009

Active Junior
World Class
2010 209 84.000 One Night in the Valley - Quien Sabe (Who Knows) from Cuban Fire Suite * La Suerte de los Tontos (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Autumn Leaves * Mambo Inn * 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West * Malaguena  
2011 30 65.800 Big Top After Dark - Scenes of a Psychotic Circus * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music)  
2012 29 63.500 Epic - Strength of 1,000 Men * Someone Like You * Original * United We Stand, Divided We Fall  
2013 23 74.650 mOZaic - Music from The Wizard of Oz: 1939 Theatrical Version * The Wizard of Oz: 2010 Andrew Lloyd Webber Adaptation * Music from The Wiz * Music from Wicked * Dark Side of the Moon * Riders on the Storm  
2014 23 74.075 Art of Darkness - Strength of 1,000 Men * United We Stand, Divided We Fall * Lux Aeterna (from Requiem for a Dream) * Mad World * Original Music  
2015 22 73.500 Phantom Revisited - Phantom of the Opera  
2016 23 73.375 Hell Hath No Fury... - Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, Op.64 * Romeo and Juliet - Love Theme * Uninvited * My Heart is Broken * Requiem Mass - Dies Irae * Dance of Vengeance (from Medea)  
2017 23 76.213 The Other Side of Now - Hide and Seek * Blue Shades * Master of Puppets * Land of Confusion * Both Sides Now * Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * La Habanera (from Carmen)  
2018 24 74.475 RetroVertigo - The Day Begins * The Rhythm of the Heat * Retrovertigo * None of Them Knew They Were Robots * Inside Straight * Enter Sandman * Hope * Qué Sera Sera  
2019 20 78.725 From the Ground Up - Organic Forest * Bulldozers and the Height of Industry * The Sound of War * The Corinthian Song * Original Music  
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  
2021 There's No Place Like Home - Kansas * The Tornado * Landing in Oz * Yellow Bricks * Poppies * Approaching the Emerald City * Power * The Wicked Witch and the Dark Castle * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)  
2022 21 78.813 Dorothy - Over the Rainbow * Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * Songs from the Wood * Ballad of Heroes  
2023 21 78.775 SYMBIO.SYS - Firebird Suite * Hide & Seek * Asphalt Cocktai * Original music  
2024 Signal - Arrival * Waltz for Sweatpants * Alfonso Muskedunder * Music of Abel Selaocoe * Waloyo Yamoni  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps is a World Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Austin, Texas.

Genesis was founded in September, 2009 by Chris Magonigal, Dillon Ingle, Aaron Sandoval, and Robert Flores in the Rio Grande Valley. After the group's organizational stability was evaluated, Drum Corps International (DCI) announced that Genesis was approved to compete in the 2010 competitive season. In its inaugural season, Genesis premiered at home in Texas then toured to Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio en route to the DCI Open Class World Championships in Michigan City, Indiana where the 69 member corps placed 9th of 16 corps. Following that initial campaign, Genesis' staff made the decision to have each season be a "rebirth of the corps" that would combine new genres of music and visual ideas with the traditional drum corps idiom.

The 76 member 2011 Genesis took 6th place in Open Class and 30th in World Class prelims, and the corps won DCI's "Most Improved Open Class Corps" award. With 84 members in 2012, the corps again placed 6th in Open Class before moving on to finish 29th in World Class prelims.

In 2013, the corps grew to 113 members, and its "mOZaic" program, which featured music from several different "Oz" sources vaulted the corps to a 3rd-place finish at DCI Open Class Championships (trailing only two three-time champions of the class--- the Vanguard Cadets and the Blue Devils B). Genesis then competed in the DCI World Class World Championships at Indianapolis, advanced to semifinals, placed 23rd, earned full DCI membership, and won the "Most Improved World Class Corps" award. Chris Magonigal was named DCI's Open Class Director of the Year.

On January 17, 2014, Genesis announced that the corps was moving its operations from Edinburg to Austin, Texas. Posting on the corps’ website, corps director Chris Magonigal stated: “With its centralized location, dedication to the arts, and its financial possibilities, Austin is the perfect city from which to operate our program.“

At the annual DCI meeting on January 27, 2017, Genesis was approved to compete as a World Class corps.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The corps returned to the field for the non-competitive 2021 season.

[Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps; Drum Corps International]

Members (7)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bautista, Jesse Baritone 2014
Green, Chris Consultant 2012
Miller, John Snare 2017 to 2018
Quevedo , Christopher Snare 2015
Rodriguez, Jacob Baritone 2013
Vega, Sebastian Head Drum Major 2013
Vinciguerra, Ian Euphonium 2018

CORPS 1 items


Genesis,Austin,TX,LP1-Phoenix(RE-1.25)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Richard Elmquist