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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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Spotlight On Blue Devils Winter Guard

The BD Winter Guard has been a staple in the Winter Guard activity for decades, competing in the A Class of the California Color Guard Circuit and participating in several WGI regional shows each year. In 2016, the BD Winter Guard was awarded “Most Entertaining Color Guard” by CCGC. For 2017, the staff is designing […]

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Crossmen Announce 2017 Winds Design & Instructional Team

This week the Crossmen announced the design and instructional team for the inaugural season of the recently formed Winds group. “It has been our philosophy from the start that this group should include many of the designers and instructors that are already in place for the Crossmen Drum Corps,” said Joel Moody, current Asst. Corps […]

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About RCC Indoor Percussion

Founded in 2001, RCC officially became a program of BD Performing Arts in 2014. The ensemble serves approximately 45 talented and committed performers each year and competes in the World Class of the Southern California Percussion Association (SCPA) and Winter Guard International (WGI). Throughout its existence, RCC has thrived on its cutting edge creativity and […]

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Blue Knights Establish Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

The Blue Knights family is saddened by the loss of the Blue Knights alum, Keith Nygaard. He is survived by his parents, twin sister Marcia, and brother Kenny. “Keith was an amazing member of the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble who deeply cared about those around him,” said Mark Arnold, Executive Director of Ascend Performing Arts. […]

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Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Announce Staff For 2017

The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble is pleased to announce the staff team for the coming 2017 Rocky Mountain Percussion Association and Winter Guard International season. “I’m extremely excited about the incredible staff we’ll have teaching at Blue Knights this season. This year’s staff has a very high level of experience in both instruction and design […]

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Cadets Winter Percussion Completes Year 3 At WGI Championships

On Tuesday evening, April 12, the members and staff of Cadets Winter Percussion, the indoor percussion affiliate of the 10-time DCI World Champion Cadets Drum Corps, embarked on their third trip to Dayton, Ohio for the WGI World Championships. According to Rich Hammond, YEA!’s Director of Performing Ensembles, it was an outstanding experience once again. […]

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Blue Knights 2016 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 2016 Winter Guard International World Championships. The event will be free admission but we are asking for donations at the […]

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Magic Of Scout House Wins Second Consecutive NECGC Championship

Magic of Scout House winter guard of Cambridge was awarded the first ever North East Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) Showmanship Effectiveness Award in sweeping to a second consecutive circuit championship on Saturday, March 26 at the College at Brockport (State University of New York) in Brockport, New York. Music for the 2016 routine titled Love […]

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