The Los Angeles Chinese Drum and Bugle Corps was a youth group formed by and for the citizens of the Chinese-American community in Los Angeles.
The LAC was in many ways a continuation of the rich cultural performance history of that community with roots in the Mei Wah Drum Corps, started in the early 1930’s, and later, the Chung Wah Drum and Bugle Corps. The LAC enjoyed a thirty year history, proudly representing their community in parades, concerts, and in competition. Until 1976, corps membership was limited to any youth of asian ancestry under the age of 22 years.
Nicknamed the Imperial Dragons, the corps eventually grew to compete on a national level against other corps that eventually formed the modern day Drum Corps International. This website is dedicated to the people, history, sights, and sounds of all those who were a part of the LAC legacy.