Taipei Yuehfu is a non-profit musical marching ensemble for youth, ages 16-21, which aspires to become a world-class competitive unit, demonstrating the ability of Taiwan's finest marching musicians. The name Yuehfu refers to the Imperial Chinese government bureau in charge of compiling and maintaining collections of all Chinese musical literature, much like the U.S. Library of Congress or Smithsonian Institution.
The corps is mostly comprised of university students from Northern Taiwan; however membership is open to anyone under the age of 22 living in the Taipei area.
The corps was formed officially in July, 1996, as a youth marching band, and made their Taiwan debut at the 1996 Taipei International Marching Band Festival.
In 1997, Yuehfu was invited by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to perform at the 45th anniversary of the crowning of Jordan's King Hussein. Although the trip wasn't made, the occasion marked the birth of the drum and G bugle corps. Yuehfu also won the Guan Juin TV Show Championship, aired by China Television in Taipei. Later, Yuehfu made several more China TV appearances.
Yuehfu received a First Prize with Honours rating, was the highest scoring community band, and placed fifth overall at the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) Championships in Sydney, Australia, in 1999. This was the corps’ competitive debut.
The corps toured North America for the first time in 2000, and became the third DCI International Division Champions. The corps also won the Best Division II Drum Major Award at the DCI Summer Music Games in Washington D.C.
In 2001, Yuehfu expanded its North American tour to 24 days, and successfully defended its DCI International Division Championship, winning all captions and Best Drum Major in the International Division.