A legendary team assembled as Ensemble Specialists for The Academy 2024

The Academy is extremely excited to welcome Kevin Welborn, Marc Whitlock, and Derek Fields to the production team for The Academy. These incredible educators are bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the members and staff of The Academy and focused on maximizing the effectiveness and excellence of the entire ensemble through a cohesive, […]

Used Audio Gear For Sale

The Academy is selling some fantastic used audio gear, and you won’t want to miss out on these incredible deals! Whether you’re a musician, audio enthusiast, or just looking to upgrade your equipment, we’ve got something for everyone. For any questions or inquiries about the gear, contact Mark Richardson at mark@arizonaacademy.org. Don’t miss this chance […]

Returning Visual Staff Assume Caption Head Positions for The Academy DBC

We are thrilled to announce the newest additions to The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps leadership team. Join us in welcoming Andrew Gregory and Robert Peterson as our Co-Caption Heads for the upcoming season. Their wealth of experience, dedication to excellence, and passion for the marching arts make them the perfect duo to lead our […]

Kelsey Brunson Joins The Academy Admin Team

Kelsey Brunson Joins The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps as Corps Manager The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its administration team, Kelsey Brunson, who will serve as Corps Manager and partnering with the recently appointed Corps Director, Josh Thye. Kelsey Brunson brings a wealth of experience and […]

Introducing the 2024 Design Team

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Welcomes the leaders of the 2024 Design Team. New to the team this year include Program Coordinator John Max McFarland, Artistic Designer Tony Nuñez, Consultant Brian Murphy, Drill Designer Justin Cunha, and Color Guard Caption Head Ricardo Robinson-Shinall. Returning to the team are Music Designer Fred Smith and Brass […]

The Academy Welcomes Josh Thye – Corps Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Welcomes Josh Thye as New Corps Director Tempe, AZ – November 7, 2023 – The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, a world-renowned organization dedicated to fostering excellence in music and the performing arts, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr. Josh Thye as its new […]

Las Vegas Audition Event Now Open

Now open for registration, The Academy announces an additional live audition and learning opportunity in the Las Vegas area. Scheduled to be held at Foothill High School on Sunday, December 17th, prospective members in the Guard and Brass sections are invited to attend!  These remote events are designed to allow prospective members who reside a […]