Blue Knights 60th Anniversary Alumni Performance & Celebration Details in 2018

DENVER, CO – We are very excited to announce the participation information for the Blue Knights 60th Anniversary Celebration! The weekend of events happening around Drums Along the Rockies (DATR) in July of 2018 promises to be filled with fun, laughter, and lots of great reminiscing with friends and family.

The Blue Knights Alumni Corps Performance is available to past members of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble (World and Open), Blue Knights Winter Brass, The Stampede Drumline, Broncos Brass, Opus X Winter Guard, and Oracle Winter Guard. Available sections will be Bb/F marching brass (trumpet, mellophone, baritone, tuba), battery percussion (snare, tenors, bass, cymbals, and front ensemble), and color guard (flags and rifles).

Alumni who are unable or choose not to perform with the brass, percussion or color guard can still be part of the performance by joining the American Flag Color Guard detail (all performance fees still apply).

The 60th Anniversary Party is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend with a ticket!

To be a part of the first Blue Knights Alumni Corps, participants will need to pay the performance fee of $200 by no later than November 15th, 2017.

Performance Fee includes:

  • Lunch on rehearsal days during DATR 2018 week
  • Blue Knights Alumni Polo Shirt & Khaki Pants for performance. Measurements necessary for registration (performers will supply their own black shoes (brass & percussion), or black leggings and shoes (color guard)
  • Ticket to Drums Along the Rockies show
  • Ascend Performing Arts Alumni Association 2018 Membership
  • Ticket to 60th Anniversary Party
  • SmartMusic subscription with access to warm-up and show material

Save $50 by registering & pre-paying by February 15, 2017 (extended to February 28, 2017!)

We will also offer a payment plan of 2 payments with $100 by February 28, 2017 and $100 by November 15, 2017. This option will allow you to gain access to the music on SmartMusic as well as reserve your spot for the performance.

We are also offering additional add-ons to help remember the event and to have your family and friends join in on the fun:

  • Buy A Dot with your name on the new Blue Knights mobile kitchen and leave your legacy here
    • Deadline to purchase is May 1, 2017
  • Special Alumni VIP Package – $40
    • Includes Barbecue Dinner before show, Blue Knights Alumni Sticker, Blue Knights Alumni Shirt
  • Blue Knights Age-Out Dog Tags (for BK age-outs only) (link) – $15
  • Performance Flag – $40
    • One of the actual silks used in performance (limited number available)
  • Additional Ticket to 60th Anniversary Party – $30 each
  • Additional Drums Along the Rockies tickets for guests – To Be Determined
  • Additional Lunch Tickets for guests – $15 each

If you are unable to be part of the performance or choose not to be in the performance, you are still welcome to join in the festivities by purchasing the add-on options.

Options can be purchased up until May 31st, 2018.

The performance will consist of medleys of Blue Knights’ “greatest hits” including but not limited to:

  • Trittico
  • Chaconne from First Suite in E Flat
  • Savannah River Holiday
  • I Go On
  • A BKPE Percussion Piece
  • …and more!
  • Followed by a special combined performance of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You with the 2018 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps

Preparation will involved the following:

  • Warm-up, practice, and performance material available in February 2017
  • Music will be available on SmartMusic or via email upon request
  • Color Guard work will be distributed via YouTube video in the Fall of 2017
  • Minimal drill involving field entry and several stand & play sets will be taught during rehearsal days prior to 2018 DATR performance.

Note: Drill will be easy enough for all participants and accommodations will be made for those who want to play but are unable to march. 

Registration and Deadlines:

  • February 28th, 2017 – Deadline to receive $50 off of participation fee
  • Payment Plan:
    • 1st payment ($100) due February 28, 2017
    • 2nd payment ($100) due November 15, 2017
  • November 15, 2017 – Deadline to register/pay to participate

Join the Blue Knights Alumni Corps Facebook page to be a part of the discussion.

All questions should be asked through our event Facebook page (here) or email alumni@ascendperformingarts.org.

We look forward to welcoming Blue Knights Alumni from all over the world to celebrate 60 years of tradition, success and lifelong friends!

Register Now!


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