Velvet Knights To Perform For Former President Clinton
The Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps of Pasadena, CA will perform in Las Vegas on February 22, 2010, for President William Jefferson Clinton. The former president will be addressing the national convention of the Green Dot Corporation at the Rio Hotel for the afternoon session.
The Velvet Knights were contacted by Las Vegas Marching Arts, who is also responsible for fielding a DCI style drum and bugle corps in 2012. "We wanted the best of the west!’ said President and founder Randy N. Warner of Las Vegas. After volunteering for VK for several years while residing in Southern CA, Warner knows of the exceptional values and learning experience the VKYAO organization brings to all the young participants
The Velvet Knights had carved out a place on the drum corps stage as the "Clown Princes of Drum Corps", entertaining audiences all over the United States and Canada and in countries abroad. VK remained a DCI finalist through 1990 before falling short in 1991, but returned to the top 12 for their last Finals appearance in 1992.
This VK is a brand new competing corps, but the tradition dates back to the origin of their namesake, the Velvet Knights of Anaheim, California. When the original group left the performance field, many thought they’d seen the last of VK, with its fan-friendly shows and general wackiness. There’s some unfinished business, however, and if you saw the corps in 2009, you know what we’re talking about…VK is back in a big way!
E-mail mayra [at] vkyao [dot] org
Striving for excellence, the Las Vegas Marching Arts is dedicated to supporting and promoting a variety of creative youth-based music programs with a strong focus on a competitive DCI style drum and bugle corps for the city of Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
LVMA is also proud to announce it’s first Executive Director – SGT William Dallas Burgess of Phoenix, AZ, currently serving our country in Afghanistan. A national hero, Burgess’ active duty ends in March when he will prepare to move his wife and family to the Las Vegas area. Contact him at lvma [dot] ed [at] gmail [dot] com
LVMA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses on the enrichment of the current music programs in Las Vegas and attempts to fill the gaps in music education left by extreme budget cuts in the CCSD Secondary Fine Arts programs. Our goal is to bring society together by providing a safe, drug free environment for our young leaders of the future. The organization provides highly qualified educators who utilize the "Music Educators National Standards" to offer the utmost education for our children.