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Houston, TX Remote Evaluation Event

Houston area performers…. Coming to your area is The Academy’s Remote Evaluation Event on Sunday, November 20th. New this Fall, The Academy will be hosting four remote evaluation events in Southern California, Houston, Dallas, and South Florida.   These sessions are designed to allow prospective members who reside a large distance away to “test drive” The Academy before investing in the expense of a plane flight to auditions.  Here, students will be exposed to instructional sessions with members of The Academy staff, where they can learn more about the specifics of The Academy techniques and membership expectations.  This offers the chance for prospective members to understand how to better prepare for the Audition Camps that follow just a few weeks later.  During the session, individuals who are interested in auditioning for the 2017 corps will be interviewed one-on-one with a staff member and have the prospect of being elevated to “Callback”…

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Dallas, TX Remote Evaluation Event

Dallas area performers…. Coming to your area is The Academy’s Remote Evaluation Event on Sunday, November 13th. New this Fall, The Academy will be hosting four remote evaluation events in Southern California, Houston, Dallas, and South Florida.   These sessions are designed to allow prospective members who reside a large distance away to “test drive” The Academy before investing in the expense of a plane flight to auditions.  Here, students will be exposed to instructional sessions with members of The Academy staff, where they can learn more about the specifics of The Academy techniques and membership expectations.  This offers the chance for prospective members to understand how to better prepare for the Audition Camps that follow just a few weeks later.  During the session, individuals who are interested in auditioning for the 2017 corps will be interviewed one-on-one with a staff member and have the prospect of being elevated to “Callback”…

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South Florida Remote Evaluation Event

Florida Brass & Percussion performers…. Join us at the Florida Remote Evaluation Event on Sunday, November 6th. New this Fall, The Academy will be hosting four remote evaluation events in Southern California, Houston, Dallas, and South Florida.   These sessions are designed to allow prospective members who reside a large distance away to “test drive” The Academy before investing in the expense of a plane flight to auditions.  Here, students will be exposed to instructional sessions with members of The Academy staff, where they can learn more about the specifics of The Academy techniques and membership expectations.  This offers the chance for prospective members to understand how to better prepare for the Audition Camps that follow just a few weeks later.  During the session, individuals who are interested in auditioning for the 2017 corps will be interviewed one-on-one with a staff member and have the prospect of being elevated to “Callback”…

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Las Vegas Area Open House Details

The final Open House events to be held November 12th! Join us at the Las Vegas Open House on Sunday, November 12th.  The Open House sessions are an opportunity for prospective members, parents, and fans to learn about many of the plans for the 2018 season, meet a few of the staff, get to know some of our veteran members, and gain a better understanding of the expectations of membership for the corps. It is also an opportunity for performers to discover some of The Academy techniques and audition expectations with full instructional segments given by key staff members. Each of these sessions are FREE to all who attend. The session begins with a meeting with Director Mark Richardson, who will give everyone a feel for what lies in store for the 2018 corps.  Then, Brass, Guard, Front Ensemble, and Drumline students will have the chance to work with our…

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Drum Corpse Bride PROPS & COSTUMES for Sale!

Did you LOVE our 2016 production, Drum Corpse Bride?  Your interest in the production might have come from our wonderful costumes, props, and silks that helped to tell our love story of an unusual kind.  Still available are some of materials used in the production. Perfect for your next winter or fall production, take a look at what may be able to enhance your visual design for high school, college, or independent groups. Contact us right away to secure your order for this limited supply of used equipment. email@arizonaacademy.org / 480-838-4203 Drum Corpse Bride Costumes The colorguard performers in this year’s show wore costuming designed and produced by Michael Cesario and Fred J. Miller, Inc.  We have available 14 male sets which include pants, jacket, vest/sleeves, and tie.   Also available are 26 female costumes.  Starting price is $150 per male and $100 per female set.  Interested in buying the entire…

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The Academy Alumni Association – May (RE)cap

Hello Academy Ladies and Gents! The days are starting to get hotter, summer is at our doorstep and The Academy is officially starting their next season. This past weekend our beloved Drum Corps rehearsed at Campo Verde High School, located in Gilbert, Arizona. On Memorial Day, The Academy performed their 2016 production of Drum Corpse Bride for more than 200 hundred of their fans, family members and alumni in a nice air conditioned auditorium. There was no seat left in the house! Seriously, check out the picture above! For the next two weeks of June, The Academy will be housed at Apache Junction High School for their all days until June 12th, when they will be continuing their journey to Page, Arizona. The next chance to see The Academy perform will be at the send off show on June 11th. We hope to see you there! Upcoming Events:    Alumni…

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The Academy Alumni Association – April (RE)cap

Hello Academy Fam! Can you believe that Drum Corps season is just around the corner? This past camp was a busy weekend for the corps. All sections were in attendance in preparation for their 2016 production as well as the Meet The Academy event. On top of that, the Brass section performed for Music Under the Stars at The Tempe Center of the Arts shown in the picture above. Upcoming Events: Alumni Donating Campaign – April 25th – May 23rd Memorial Day – May 30th 12PM (Campo Verde High School) June 11th – Send off Show (Campo Verde High School) June 18th – Alumni History Night 7:30PM (Location TBD)   “The More you Give the More you Get” Campaign The Academy Alumni Association Board is excited for their first ever monthly donation campaign. All the funds raised from this campaign will go towards supporting The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps…

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The Academy Alumni Association – “The More You Give the More you Get” Campaign

“The More You Give the More you Get” Alumni, Do you remember the first time you put on your uniform? Were you there in Stockton, CA, wearing bibbers and The Academy corps jackets going on the field for the first time?  How did you feel marching onto the field for your first DCI competition and hearing the announcer introduce The Academy? Don’t you want future members to have those same experiences and feelings you had? Now is your opportunity to make that happen. Below is The Academy Alumni Association donation campaign, “The More You Give the More You Get.” In reality, it should be the more you give the more THEY get. All the funds raised from this campaign will go towards supporting The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps by sponsoring meals, providing scholarships and backing the Corps we all know and love. It is our mission to help The…

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The Academy Extends Partnership with Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic

***For Immediate Release*** Media Contact: Kevin Philbin, kphilbin@khs-america.com Mt. Juliet, TN – March 12, 2016– KHS America, home of Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, and XO Professional Brass in the U.S. is proud to announce the extension and expansion of their partnership with the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts of Tempe, Arizona. This relationship will continue to feature The Academy and Bugle Corps performing exclusively on Jupiter Marching Brass, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion, but has also been expanded to feature XO Professional Trumpets. “The Academy has been a great partner, showcasing the Quantum series of instruments from inception. With an ever-expanding range of options available, we are honored that they choose Jupiter, Mapex and Majestic. Expanding this to include XO trumpets makes sense in given the increasing demands of ensembles competing on this level,” states Chris Hankes, School Music Business Unit Manager for KHS America. “Additionally, the educational...
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