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2018 Blue Knights Recognized At Send-off Show

On Sunday, April 15th, the 2018 Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble hosted their Send-Off Show at Standley Lake High School. After a full day of rehearsal, the members and staff recognized outstanding members before the percussion ensemble did one last public performance for a standing room only crowd. Read the rest of the article here.

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Blue Knights Winds To Compete In 2019

Ascend Performing Arts, a nonprofit performing arts organization based in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to announce a new competitive ensemble that will activate for the upcoming 2018-2019 season: Blue Knights Winds. The Blue Knights Winds will compete in the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association (RMPA) circuit and the Winter Guard International (WGI) Winds division for the […]

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Dayton

Join Minnesota Brass on Sunday, April 8, as we present the winter finale featuring MBI Indoor Percussion and MBI Winter Guard as they present their 2018 programs prior to heading to Dayton, Ohio, for WGI championships. Both the winter drumline and color guard are on incredible trajectories, poised to make an impact at WGI Finals. […]

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Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Ascend Performing Arts is proud to announce the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 indoor percussion season. Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship The Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016, in honor of the late Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble guitarist Keith Nygaard. The 2018 recipients of the Keith Nygaard Scholarship are Hanalei […]

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Blue Knights 2018 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 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. The event will be free admission but we are asking for donations at […]

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Colts Alumni Feature: 1976 Winter Guard

History was being made in drum corps 42 years ago this winter. And our corps, in particular our winter guard, was the reason for it. There were 21 girls from Dubuque, with the exception of one, that had some raw talent. In essence, they were a diamond in the rough. In the late 1960’s, the […]

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Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Reveals Uniform For 2018

We are pleased to present the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble’s “Distorted” uniform for 2018 as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary competing in Percussion Independent World Class in Winter Guard International and the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association. We would like to thank our partners for their continued support of the Blue Knights: Creative Costuming & Design, […]

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2018 BKPE Show Announcement: Distorted

The Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble is pleased to announce their 2018 production, “Distorted” for their 25th Anniversary in Winter Guard International and the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association. Read the rest of the article here.

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2018 Bluecoats Indoor WG: soundcheck

Bluecoats Indoor WG, our new WGI Independent World Winter Guard based in Indianapolis, is proud to announce our 2018 program – soundcheck. In this exciting new creation designed by our outstanding design team of Jon Vanderkolff, Greg Lagola, Jim Moore and Carol Abohatab, we react to, motivate, and embody the musical language of the band […]

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Liberty Are Back In Winterguard

After a 6 year absence, Liberty made their return to the UK’s Winterguard circuit. Our youngest 8 Colourguard members are taking part in the Junior Class with their ‘Footprints’ show. The girls had a great first show that resulted in a lot of smiles all round and a 6th place finish. A terrific result! Rehearsals […]

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