2015 June

The Academy Alumni Association – June (RE)cap

Alumni and Friends, My name is Mitch Tingey and I am a board member for The Academy Alumni  Association. I played Euphonium in the drum corps from 2010-2012. I am  currently attending Grand Canyon University studying Music Education  with an emphasis in saxophone. And now, here is the (RE)cap for the previous month: Memorial Day: The Memorial Day performance was held at Campo Verde HS this year. Great performances were exhibited by each section of the drum corps,  generating a lot of excitement among audience members! Hang After Memorial Day: Afterwards, there was an alumni after party at Zipp’s, a sports bar in Gilbert. Jim Thorpe: For those of us that remember staying at Jim Thorpe HS, Thursday, May 28th was the deceased Olympian’s birthday. ​ Dance Academy: A new Academy Program lead by Liza and Whitney. Contained Alumni Members: Parris Sheets, Talyor Miller, Kaleigh Martino, and Jamie Warhus. They…

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Meet The Academy – Issue 4

Greetings Academy fans; This is the fourth installment of our series “Meet the Academy.” This edition features the profiles of our 2015 center snare, a loyal alumnus, and an extraordinary parent volunteer. We hope you will enjoy getting to know these special people. After an outstanding Memorial Day camp and performance for family and friends, everyday rehearsals have begun. The corps is already hard at work each day putting together a spectacular show entitled, A Step in Time! We hope you will attend Drums Across the Desert June 29th at Mesa Community College to see in person this most enjoyable show! Your support of The Academy is an essential part of our success. We would not exist if not for the generosity of so many wonderful donors. If you have given to The Academy, THANK YOU! If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet we hope you will take…

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