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….
The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps and partner Fruhauf Uniforms are excited about their second season working together. The Academy will be debuting this year’s new look at an upcoming fund-raising event, April 28th and in the days following, revealing to the world what Fruhauf and The Academy have been up to this winter. This year’s uniform look will definitely speak to the theme of the 2018 production, yet to be announced.
2018 Tour Food Manager In our ongoing effort to expand the member and volunteer experience, The Academy is seeking to secure a Food Manager for the 2018 season. The Academy Food Manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the corps’ mobile kitchen truck. Responsibilities include planning, ordering and managing the preparation […]
We are excited to announce two additions to the Brass educational team for The Academy in 2018. Joining newly placed Brass Caption Head Ben Hylton will be Consultants John Meehan and Kevin Ronan. We look forward to the coming season in great anticipation, with audition events across the country beginning in November. Look for updates […]
The Academy is in the midst of preparing for what is sure to be another stellar season for the corps. The first step of assembling the primary leadership within the design team and instructional staff is now complete. We are excited to introduce this core group of new and returning talent to The Academy for […]
2017 was a special year for The Academy. Debuting the new partnership with Fruhauf uniforms was just one of the highlights. The production “By a Hare” received incredible acclaim, and much had to do with the costuming of the corps. As the corps begins designing for another incredible year, so does designing a look to […]
Happy May! This past weekend, the Academy got the whole gang back together for the April camp! It was great to see the percussion and color guard sections rejoin the brass to make some great progress on the 2017 production! The brass section had a nice performance at Music Under the Stars and all sections […]