In 2001, the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts was founded to offer life-enhancing, even life-changing experiences to its young performers in the performing arts. Over the past two decades, the programs of The Academy Youth Guard, The Summer Brass & Percussion Ensemble, The Academy Winter Guard, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and Phenom Drum and Bugle Corps, have shaped the history of this organization through the thousands of individuals they have served.
2021 marks the 20th season of activity for the programs of AAPA. To commemorate the occasion, alumni, staff, and volunteers will be joining together to witness a special combined tribute presented by Alumni of AAPA programs and The members of the 2021 Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Participants from all of the AAPA programs are called to join us for this historic performance. We invite ALL alumni, including those that have “aged out” as well as those that are under 22 to join us either in performance or in the stands on Saturday, August 7th. We look forward to reconnecting with the members of past programs including the Summer Brass & Percussion Ensemble, The Academy Youth Guard, The Academy Winter Guard, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and Phenom Drum and Bugle Corps!