2015 January

The Academy set to perform for Super Bowl XLIX week

We are excited to announce that The Academy will be a featured entertainment corps during the week of the 2015 Pro Bowl Presented by McDonald’s and Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.  Over the last two months, The Academy has assembled over 100 current members, alumni and guest performers to fill an ensemble of brass, drumline and colorguard performers for a 15-minute standstill production. Planned appearances are scheduled in and around NFL Experience Engineered by GMC as well as the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX Game Day Fan Plaza at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. All fans are invited to come and see the ensemble perform at these events throughout next week.  Keep your eyes on The Academy’s facebook page to get the inside view into these events surrounding  Super Bowl XLIX. NFL Experience Engineered by GMC The National Football League will host the 22nd annual NFL Experience…

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Phenom SoundSport Ensemble

It is with great excitement that we announce Phenom SoundSport ensemble will become the newest program offering of The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts. This partnership makes history as the first time a SoundSport team will merge with a DCI World Class Drum and Bugle Corps. “I could not be more excited about the coming together of these organizations”, says Jordan Nelson, founder and Director of Phenom. “Through this collaboration we will be able to provide every student who performs with Phenom a truly world class experience.” SoundSport ensembles provide unique opportunities for musicians of varying backgrounds and skill levels by showcasing their talents and creativity through the pageantry arts. “Our vision is expanded through the addition of this program within the offerings of The Academy”, adds Mark Richardson, Executive Director of the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts, and Director of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.  “Phenom…

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Get in the PGA Action with Birdies for Charity

Birdies mean bucks for Charity You're invited to be a part of the golf action at the Waste Management Phoenix Open through the tournament's Birdies for Charity Program.  The program centers around the PGA TOUR professionals making birdies - lots of them - during the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.  You don't need to be much of a golfer, or even a fan for that matter, to participate in the Birdies for Charity Program.  What's important is that by participating, you'll be helping The Academy to reach it's financial goals and helping the members of its programs realize their dreams. Each year, thanks to the generosity of fans such as yourself, around $5,000 or more is raised on behalf of The Academy.  In addition to your contribution, The Academy will receive a 15% BONUS, courtesy of the Thunderbirds Charities. We need your help!  Simply pledge one cent or more for...
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Volunteer Opportunities for January

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Needs You. I am Cindy Earnhardt, The Academy Volunteer Coordinator. You can reach me at volunteer@arizonaacademy.org or 804-502-1302. Feel free to call, text or email me with any questions or to volunteer. The Academy is largely supported by volunteers for logistical activities and food preparation during audition and rehearsal camps as well as during the competition season. At various times we have a wide range of needs for volunteers with varying skills. This is consistent with the operations of most World Class Drum and Bugle Corps. Please take a few minutes to review our needs for this camp and look for future emails from me regarding needs for each camp and other activities.  Volunteering is a great way to see the Corps at work. If you are traveling from out of town with a potential member/member and volunteer to assist the Corps there are sleeping…

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