The Crimson Kings AKA Chinatown's "Drum Core" has been around since 1953. They are Chinatown's marching band for parades and festivities.
My friend Chez teaches the drums on Sundays to Chinatown's youth. What's awesome is that music lessons here are free in exchange for providing music to the community.
Some additional perks for members of DC are discounts for Chinese classes, letters of recommendation, and credits for community service.
photos done by William Eng Photography www.wengphotography.com