Blue Devils B to Travel and Compete in California Only in 2019

Each year, BD Performing Arts evaluates all aspects of our organization in order to meet our standards of excellence and vision. Every BDPA program has objectives set by the board of directors and executive management that focus on our mission of enriching the lives of young people while striving for innovative excellence. The objectives of the Blue Devils B Corps are to provide a positive member experience, quality student education, a healthy and safe environment, and strong community involvement. In order to achieve these objectives, we have decided to travel and compete only in California for the 2019 season. 

"This is a very difficult decision, and we make it with much deliberation and careful thought. BDB is a valuable and important part of our organization, and that will not change. We will continue to offer a positive, life-maturing experience for all members of BDB," Said Rosa Lee Harden, President of BDPA.

Throughout the years, BD Performing Arts and Vanguard Music and Performing Arts have worked together to ensure the longevity of both organizations and the activity on the West Coast. We share many of the same challenges and opportunities. For 2019, the Vanguard Cadets have also decided to tour only in California. The leadership teams of both organizations have been in communication over the past several weeks and are committed to making the 2019 summer experience strong. We are working together to make the final California weekend shows a fun and exciting championship event. 

This is a very difficult decision and we make it with much deliberation and careful thought. BDB is a valuable and important part of our organization and that will not change. We will continue to offer a positive, life-maturing experience for all members of BDB.

Rosa Lee Harden

President of BDPA

"DCI has been in communication with both organizations, and I support this decision fully,” says Dan Acheson, CEO of Drum Corps International. "We will do everything we can at DCI to ensure that shows on the West Coast continue to offer an amazing experience for all participants, families, and fans.”

As we continue to work toward excellence in our all programs, we are excited about the 2019 season. Please check our website for audition information for Blue Devils B or for more information about all of our programs.

Source: BDPA


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