Member Safety

Since 2001, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps has been dedicated to building great people through great performances. We fulfill this mission by instilling in our members music and performance skills through the experience of participating in the drum and bugle corps activity, as well as life skills developed through experiencing the self-discipline and teamwork that is unique to our activity. During the competitive summer season, the 154 members of The Academy will live, eat and learn together.

The members of The Academy are our most important asset, and their safety is our highest priority. To that end, The Academy is governed by a strict code of conduct for all participants, staff, and volunteers and take any allegation regarding improper behavior of any kind extremely seriously. The Academy also has policies and procedures in place governing the proper reporting and investigation of any such allegations. The Academy is dedicated to maintaining a supportive, safe, and healthy environment for all members, staff, and volunteers.

Click here to download our Policy on Protection from Harassment and Discrimination.

Click here to download our Background Check Policy.

Incident Reporting Form

To report an issue confidentially and/or anonymously regarding potential violations of policy, law or governance of AAPA please use the form below.  Your submission will be kept confidential. While we respect the desire of some to remain anonymous, we highly encourage you to provide confidential contact information so we can thoroughly investigate and seek additional information as needed.

All submissions will be securely delivered only to the AAPA Executive Director, the Chair of the Compliance Committee and the President of the Board of Directors. If you would rather, you can reach out directly to the Executive Director, the Chair of the Compliance Committee, the President of the Board of Directors or any member of the AAPA Board of Directors (names and email addresses can be obtained here).

Click here to view our Compliance and Ethics Reporting Policy.

    Please provide a list of parties involved.


    Please provide a detailed description of the incident/concern using specific concise, objective language (Who, what, where, when, why, and how).


    Photos, video, email, and other supporting documents may be attached below. 100mb maximum total size. Attachments require time to upload, so please be patient after submitting this form.



    Please add any additional information you feel is relevant to this incident that you have not already addressed.