Ascend Performing Arts Announces New Partnership with Marching Health

DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts and the Blue Knights Drum & Corps is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Marching Health!

Marching Health is the global leader in training the marching arts for athletic performance. They give bands, drum corps, and indoor ensembles the tools to physically prepare for their season properly. Marching Health specializes in optimizing members’ performance abilities by improving their movement skills, and teaching members proactive health strategies.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to start our partnership with Marching Health,” said Daniel Belcher, Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Director. “We believe this partnership will help take us to the next level in prioritizing our performer health and wellness programming and education.”

Dr. Elliot Cleveland, physical therapist and Founder of Marching Health, and Dr. Nancy Burns, Licensed Athletic Trainer, will be joining Blue Knights Health and Wellness Team as consultants. Marching Health will provide Blue Knights with health and fitness programming that is specific to the unique physical demands of drum corps. They will assist in the recruitment, hiring, and training process of the corps’ athletic training staff. In addition, Marching Health will consult with the Instructional, Design, and Administrative teams to maximize health and wellness in all aspects of the member experience.

“Marching Health is excited to be a part of Blue Knights in 2023 and beyond.” said Dr. Cleveland.

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