The mission of Ascend Performing Arts is to further the education and growth of young people through participation in high-caliber performing arts programs that promote teamwork and discipline, develop leadership skills, and enhance self-esteem.

Education

grow and support the performing arts
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Ensembles

high caliber
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Events

shows of a lifetime
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Entertainment

unforgettable
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Angel Acosta
It was an honor marching BK, a summer I will never forget! Marching with the Blue Knights gave me life skills such as a great work ethic, determination, and taught me to believe in myself. As a result, I am now a part of the “Commandant’s Own, U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps”.

Angel Acosta, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Member, ‘09
Becky Paschke
Deciding to audition for the Blue Knights when I was 15 was one of the best decisions of my life. The Blue Knights instantly became my family and the lessons I learned from the Blue Knights are invaluable in my life today.

Assistant Principal and Activities Director
Conifer High School, Conifer, CO
BJ Brooks
As a member of the Blue Knights, the work ethic, attention to detail, love for teaching and community engagement I witnessed was a life changing experience. The Blue Knights are bonded by a common passion for growth that will continue to impact thousands of young people.”

BJ Brooks, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Member ‘94, ’95 Tour Director ‘97, ’98

Professor of Music Theory & Composition Director of the Sound of West Texas Marching Band West Texas A&M University
Chris Garza
The Blue Knights were my first ever home-away-from-home. Drum corps taught me through hard work and discipline, many of my dreams and goals were very attainable. I take those lessons with me through all walks of life to this day! I Go On..."

Chris Garza
Assistant Band Director, Allen, TX
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Chris Garza
The Blue Knights were my first ever home-away-from-home. Drum corps taught me through hard work and discipline, many of my dreams and goals were very attainable. I take those lessons with me through all walks of life to this day! I Go On..."

Chris Garza
Assistant Band Director, Allen, TX
Angel Acosta
It was an honor marching BK, a summer I will never forget! Marching with the Blue Knights gave me life skills such as a great work ethic, determination, and taught me to believe in myself. As a result, I am now a part of the “Commandant’s Own, U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps”.

Angel Acosta, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Member, ‘09
BJ Brooks
As a member of the Blue Knights, the work ethic, attention to detail, love for teaching and community engagement I witnessed was a life changing experience. The Blue Knights are bonded by a common passion for growth that will continue to impact thousands of young people.”

BJ Brooks, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Member ‘94, ’95 Tour Director ‘97, ’98

Professor of Music Theory & Composition Director of the Sound of West Texas Marching Band West Texas A&M University
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