Each year The Academy honors a volunteer with the Volunteer of the Year award. In case you missed it at the Send Off Event, this being AAPA’s 20th anniversary, we felt it would be fitting to honor someone who has been with us for almost all of them. Now in her 14th season of fitting […]
“Everything you want is on the other side of hard”. – Monty Williams The Academy family, (Photo Credit: Tony McCrackin/FloMarching) I’m sitting in the airport after dropping the last group of members off and waiting for my flight that departs this evening. While I sit I figured I would share with you this message below […]
We are so pleased to announce that our very own Lauren Ripley has been designated one of the Volunteers of the Year awards for Drum Corps International’s 2021 season. We could not agree more, and are so thankful for Lauren and all that she has done for the programs of The Arizona Academy of the […]
Officially launched two weeks ago to the Alumni members of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, we are pleased to introduce the 20th Anniversary Reunion Project for the programs of the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts. Read all about it here…
Last week, the Board of Directors for the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts (AAPA) approved a plan that will enable its largest program, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps to participate in the Drum Corps International Celebration Events this Summer. The decision follows more than a year of planning, waiting, adjusting, and hoping that […]
The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts (AAPA), the parent organization of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Phenom SoundSport, and The Academy Youth Guards wishes to recognize and reaffirm our active commitments to participant safety and fostering a culture of mutual respect and care for all participants….