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Bluecoats Big Weekend In Dayton

A crowd of nearly 10,000 watched the pageantry of WGI Color Guard World Championships this weekend at The University of Dayton Arena. It was the perfect moment to celebrate the past, present, and the future endeavors of the Bluecoats and those who’ve helped us reach our goals. On the eve of competition finals, representatives from […]

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Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Ascend Performing Arts is proud to announce the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 indoor percussion season. Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship The Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016, in honor of late Blue Knights Percussion Esemble Keith Nygaard. The first recipients of the Keith Nygaard Scholarship are Malia Oderik and […]

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Introducing Bluecoats Indoor

The Bluecoats, a non-profit youth education organization based in Canton, Ohio, are proud to announce the founding of Bluecoats Indoor, an exciting and innovative new performing arts program operating primarily in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Bluecoats Indoor, launching as a WGI Winterguard for the 2018 competitive season, will be under the direction of Bluecoats Executive […]

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Magic Of Scout House Wins Third Consecutive Championship

Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard crowned another undefeated season by winning the North East Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) senior division championship contest in Brockport, New York on April 2, for the third year in a row. Magic scored 77.650 to finish comfortably ahead of second place Lakeside guard with 71.650 and Geneseo with […]

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Blue Knights 2017 Send Off Performance

The Corporate Board of Ascend Performing Arts invites family, friends and fans to join the members and staff to a send off show for the Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble before they depart for the 2017 Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. The event will be free admission but we are asking for donations at […]

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RCR Indoor Promoted To WGI Independent World Class

River City Rhythm Indoor Drumline is very excited to announce that we have been promoted by #WGI to the Independent World Class (PIW), effective immediately! We are very excited for this opportunity to compete against the best drumlines both locally and nationally! If you haven’t seen our 2017 show “The Devil’s Advocate” yet, check it […]

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Crossmen Winds Make Their WGI Debut

Crossmen Winds made their WGI debut during the WGI Dallas Regional on March 4th! Check out the photo album from their performance! You can check out Crossmen Winds at the following events: March 11 – WGI Houston March 24 – TCGC San Marcos April 8 – TCGC State Championships April 22-23 – WGI World Championships […]

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2017 Crossmen Winds Seeks Merchandise Sales Volunteers

Crossmen Winds have a new volunteer opportunity available! Crossmen’s new indoor ensemble, Crossmen Winds, is looking for a merchandise sales crew for their upcoming performances! There will be a small booth set up at the following WGI and TCGC events: February 18th – TCGC – Cedar Park, TX March 4th – WGI – Burleson, TX […]

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2017 BKPE Show Announcement: The Cave

The Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble is pleased to announce the 2017 production, “The Cave”. Deep below the planet’s surface lies a dark place inhabited by a small clan of humans surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. Within this place, there is a cave containing a large crystal that can influence the emotions and actions of […]

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Spotlight On Blue Devils Special Needs Guard

Founded just a few years ago as a program of BD Performing Arts, the Blue Devils Special Needs Guard exists to provide excellent learning and performance experiences for young people who aspire to achieve greatness. The program encourages its performers to overcome obstacles, to learn the value of teamwork, and to appreciate the joy of […]

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