2015 July

MTA Issue 5

Meet The Academy – Issue 5

Greetings Academy Fans, This is the fifth and final installment of our series, “MEET THE ACADEMY!” We are just over three weeks away from finals in Indianapolis! It has been an incredible journey so far and the best is yet to come. The Academy’s show “A Step In Time” is thrilling crowds everywhere we go! Every day the show gets better and better. Our scores are climbing and the crowds are cheering for this show! It is an absolute joy to watch the growth of every member and then see and hear the enthusiastic response from our audiences at each performance. Thank you to all of you, our fans, for your applause, encouragement and support of the 2015 Academy. Keep it coming! There is another way we could really use your support: Feeding the corps 4 nutritious meals a day is a monumental task that our wonderful cook volunteers are…

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The Academy Alumni Association – July (RE)cap

Alumni and Friends, This is Brandon Jones, The Academy Alumni President, with this month’s (RE)cap! It has been a great year for both The Academy and The Academy Alumni Association. This will be our last (RE)cap of the season until October. We hope you have enjoyed our monthly posts and The Alumni’s participation this season. Here is the July (RE)cap: The New Truck During Center Stage week, artwork was added to the new equipment truck and now it’s finished! Photo taken by Matt Sciascia (Truck Driver/Volunteer) The Academy logo on the truck is “Heat Forged,” which represents the days out in the Arizona sun. Eager, AZ The Academy first went to Eager in 2006 in July.      This year the Academy went back to Eager, AZ for almost two weeks.     Alumni History Night While in Eager, some Alumni came up for History Night and told the “Story…

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A Step in Time – Costumes/Flags/Props for Sale

The 2015 season will be coming to a close before we know it and we have already had many inquiries about our equipment and costumes.  Before we pack up in Indianapolis, we'd like to confirm buyers for our used costumes props and equipment for the 2015 show, "A Step in Time". Typically, production equipment can be ready for shipment as soon as Monday, August 10th.  Materials can also be arranged to be picked up from us in Indianapolis prior to the corps departure for Arizona on the 10th if patrons are in town for championships. Contact us right away to secure your order for this limited supply of used equipment.  We prefer to sell each set of flags, props, etc.  although smaller quantities may be purchased if multiple buyers of smaller ensembles would like to make a purchase. email@arizonaacademy.org / 480-838-4203 A Step in Time Flags for sale Our flags...
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The Academy takes the Drum Corps Challenge

Supporters, we’d like to share this call for help from a fellow drum and bugle corps.  Gold Drum and Bugle Corps has recently become a victim of theft and has lost some critical equipment.  They are looking for support in anticipation of their upcoming departure on their national tour.  While we appreciate the support for our corps, please consider steering your support their way in lieu of any future contribution toward The Academy and the Drum Corps Challenge.  A brother corps needs our help!   The fundraising race has begun, and The Academy has accepted the challenge to raise as much support as possible, attempting to out-pace the competition activity-wide.  A cooperative effort between Drum Corps International and its participating corps, the 2015 Drum Corps Challenge is an attempt to raise over $400,000 towards the activity through the support of its individual corps.  We hope that you will consider targeting…

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