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2018 WDCHOF Distinguished Professional Achievement Inductees

Diane Nicholeris, a former color guard captain who now performs with a major symphony orchestra, and iconic jazz pianist Chick Corea, who once played lead soprano on a single-valve bugle, will be inducted as members of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame class of 2018 at a banquet in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in late August. […]

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Spirit Family Affected By JSU Damage

On Monday, March 19, a series of tornadoes, some as powerful as EF3, wrecked homes from Tennessee through Florida. One area hit very hard is home to many Spirit of Atlanta staff, members, and alumni. Jacksonville, Alabama and Jacksonville State University (JSU) have suffered major damage. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured and there were no […]

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Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival 2018

The next Mile High Drum & Percussion Festival (website) will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Englewood High School (map). This event is a collaborative effort produced by Ascend Performing Arts and Denver Young Artists Orchestra (website) and is sponsored by KHS America “Academic Alliance“, Mapex Percussion, Majestic Percussion, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Littleton […]

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In The News – A Recipe For Success

On a recent trip back to my house in Iowa I was motivated — not sure by what — to clean out some files in my desk. In doing so I stumbled upon a collection of business sections from the time I was business editor of the Burlington, Iowa, newspaper. Part of that section each […]

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Hundreds Of Cadets Alumni To Sing “O’ Holy Name”

Nearly 4,000 individual members of The Cadets have been a part of the long, storied tradition of the world’s oldest and most honored corps. We are certain that members of our brother and sisterhood are located in every state in the nation and many countries around the globe. Through this project, we seek to reconnect […]

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Academy Premiers New FLX Fabric By Fruhauf

The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps and partner Fruhauf Uniforms are excited about their second season working together. The Academy will be debuting this year’s new look at an upcoming fund-raising event, April 28th and in the days following, revealing to the world what Fruhauf and The Academy have been up to this winter. This […]

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Meet The 2018 Bluecoats Spring Development Interns

This Spring, we are excited to have added some new faces to our Development team. Bluecoats went on a search late this fall for potential interns eager to work hard and learn more about what it takes to run a performing arts non-profit like ours. After much consideration, we are happy to welcome Zach Fitzgibbon […]

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Now Accepting Nominations To The 2018 Colts Hall Of Fame

The Colts are now accepting nominations for the Hall Of Fame class of 2018! Any member of the public may nominate an individual for induction into the Colts Hall Of Fame by submitting a letter describing the reasons their nominee should be considered, along with a brief description of the role and history of contributions […]

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Diane Goetsch & Brent Turner Join Forward Performing Arts Board

Forward Performing Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Goetsch and Brent Turner to the board of directors. Diane Goetsch is currently the Arts Education Coordinator at DC Everest Area School District in Weston, Wisconsin. At DC Everest, she develops the K-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the visual and performing arts programs […]

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Tickets On Sale For Drums Across America Events

Spirit of Atlanta is excited to announce that in 2018 we will present not one, but TWO Drum Corps International events in Georgia. Drums Across America-Atlanta is Wednesday July 11th at Mill Creek High School, and new for 2018 is Drums Across America-Valdosta on Tuesday July 10th. Both of these exciting events will be considered […]

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