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Blue Knights Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Crider

When I was asked to write about my experience as a Blue Knight, I really didn’t know where to start. I was honestly shocked that I was even selected due to my unique status with the organization, but I am truly honored to have the opportunity to share what amazing experiences and opportunities Blue Knights […]

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5 Months Old, 86 Years Strong

The 2020 Cadets Story event is just two weeks away, and we are now in the Final Push to the end of our fiscal year October 31. But this isn’t just any fiscal year, it’s actually our first year. While The Cadets has a rich, 86-year tradition of excellence, Cadets Arts & Entertainment – our […]

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2020 Forward Performing Arts Annual Meeting

Forward Performing Arts, Inc. (FPA) announces its 2020 annual meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7 p.m (CT). As a required meeting of the association by-laws, this annual gathering will include a recap of the association’s 2020 fiscal and programming year. FPA ANNUAL MEETING Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 7 p.m. (CT) Virtual town-hall […]

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Virtual Spartans

The Spartans are excited to offer a new, no obligation virtual training program – for all beginner, intermediate, and advanced marching arts enthusiasts from New England and beyond. This is a no cost program from our world renowned instructors. This new program will provide you with premier level education which will prepare you for your […]

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Announcing The Seattle Cascades 2021 Brass Instructional Staff

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Seattle Cascades brass instructional staff for 2021. I’m beyond excited about our Brass educators for the 2021 season! This perfect combination of educators come from a wide range of backgrounds that will continue to elevate the brass program. We are excited to announce the promotions of […]

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Jacob Collier To Be Keynote Lecturer At Bluecoats

The Grammy award-winning composer, performer, and YouTube star Jacob Collier will be the keynote lecturer for the Bluecoats School of the Arts Symposium II on December 5th. The second of two 2-day flagship learning events, Jacob will join School of the Arts students online for his lecture.

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A Tribute To Ralph Randall Pace

This article was originally written for Drum Corps World by Joe Marrella and appeared in the October 2020 issue, Volume 49, Number 7. We remember vividly those in our beloved drum corps activity who share their unique talent, dedication, creativity, and life philosophy, toward catapulting the activity and its performers to greater heights. Their greatness […]

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Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers Partner With MadU

Forward Performing Arts is pleased to announce a partnership between the Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers and MadU, the virtual education program of the Madison Scouts and Black Star Drum Line. The MadU fall semester kicked off in early September with courses in leadership, health & fitness, show design, instrument masterclasses, and more. This fall […]

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Southwind Director’s Hub – Fall 2020

Hello Alumni, Friends, and Family, For Southwind, the 2021 Season begins on October 1. Normally we’d be visiting marching band contests all over the Southeast and counting applicant registrations in anticipation of our December audition camps. But, this is the start of drum corps season like we’ve never experienced. Yeah. Southwind has had plenty of […]

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Nicole Casino Appointed 2021 Pacific Crest Percussion Co-Caption Head

Pacific Crest is proud to announce that Nicole Casino will be joining our educational leadership team as Percussion Co-Caption Head for the 2021 season. Casino will lead the battery instructional team, working alongside Brianne Kikuchi, who returns to lead the front ensemble program. The two Co-Caption Heads will work closely with Program Coordinator and Percussion […]

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