Pride of Soka

Other Names:Royal Kilties

Soka Japan

Active International
1981 Marching of Olympia * Danny Boy  
1982 Pagliacci * Danny Boy  
1983 They're Playing Our Song * Masquarade * Mr. Jams  
1984 McDuffy's March * En Sueno * Pineapple Rag * The Greatest Love of All * Danny Boy  
1985 McDuffy's March * Xylophonea * One More Time Chuck Corea * Like A Lover  
1986 My Favorite Things (from The Sound Of Music) * Seaside Rendezvous * Even Now  
1987 Channel One Suite * Aquarius (from Hair) * Starlight Express  
1988 Bacchanalia * Cont Del Viento * Autumn Leaves  
1989 Ballet In Brass * Autumn Leaves  
1990 McDuffy's March * Caravan * Scotland the Brave * Auld Lang Syne  
1991 City of Angels - Theme from City of Angels * With Every Breath I Take (from City of Angels) * I'm Nothing Without You (from City of Angels)  
1992 The Rescuers Down Under - Main Theme from The Rescuers Down Under * The Mob Song (from Beauty and The Beast) * Transformation (from Beauty and The Beast)  
1993 Beauty and the Beast - Prologue and Belle (from Beauty and The Beast) * The Mob Song (from Beauty and The Beast) * Transformation (from Beauty and The Beast)  
1994 Brigadoon - Down on MacConnachy Square (from Brigadoon) * Almost Like Being in Love (from Brigadoon) * Come to Me Bend to Me (from Brigadoon) * The Chase (from Brigadoon)  
1995 Year of the Dragon - Toccata (from Year of the Dragon) * Interlude (from Year of the Dragon) * Finale (from Year of the Dragon) * Lament (from Year of the Dragon)  
1996 Sinfonia Noblissima * Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) * Galop Final * Touch Her Soft Lips and Part (from Henry V) * Agincourt Song (from Henry V)  
1997 206 81.300 At the Castle Gate - Sinfonia Noblissima * Gallop Final * Dance General * Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) * Agincourt Song (from Henry V)  
1998 The Sword and The Crown 3rd Mov. * The Sword and The Crown 2nd Mov. * Stonehenge  
1999 The Song of Moses, 1st Movement * Divertimento * The Song of Moses, 2nd Movement * The Song of Moses, 4th Movement  
2000 211 71.800 Joy - Music of David Holsinger - The Song of Moses * The Easter Symphony  
2001 Storm-Beyond the Difficulties - Without Warning (from Stormworks) * MILLENNIA : Art of the State * Martenizza * The Gift of Love  
2002 Pride - Escape...Into The Light! (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * Remembering the Future * The First and the Last * Message of The Man (from Escape From Plato's Cave) * Hajj  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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Pride of Soka is the drum and bugle corps for the students of Soka University in Hachioji in Tokyo. The group was founded in 1981 and authorized by the university as a club. Taking part in many events and contests, Pride of Soka Drum and Bugle Corps is known as the Royal Kilties in Japan and now represents Japanese drum corps.

The corps has promoted cultural exchange and world peace through its music to realize the spirit of its founding.

In Japan the Pride of Soka has actively taken part in the music and cultural events and contests. In recent years the corps took the second prize for five successive years in DCJ, Drum Corps Japan.

In addition, the corps played for many VIPs visiting the university, like former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. They also traveled to Korea in 1988 and exchanged with a Korean marching band.

The Pride of Soka participated the DCI Championship in 1997 and 2000. They also finished a close second in Drum Corps Japan Championship competition in 2002.

[; DCW, 4/02, p.20]

Members (1)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Matsuyama, Shinichi Soprano Bugle 1992 to 1995
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