Blue Knights Announce Daniel Belcher as Executive Director

DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts is pleased to announce the advancement of Daniel Belcher to the position of Executive Director of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.

During his time with the Blue Knights, Daniel has served as a drum major, the Director of Membership Experience, the Assistant Director, and in 2021 served as the acting Director of the Corps.

“This past summer, Daniel did an incredible job guiding the Blue Knights through what was perhaps the most challenging summer to navigate in the history of the activity,” said Ascend CEO Mark Arnold. “His instincts, passion for the activity, and dedication to the mission of developing young people into incredible adults make him the perfect choice for this new chapter in the leadership of the Blue Knights.”c

“I am beyond humbled by the opportunity to serve the Blue Knights and Ascend Performing Arts as our next Director,” said Daniel. “I have personally grown up in the Blue Knights, and I passionately believe in our mission of bringing meaningful, life-changing experiences to our performers. That mission over a rich history has developed the Blue Knights into one of the top drum corps in the activity, and I am honored by the opportunity to both maintain and further build upon that legacy. I am so grateful for this opportunity, incredibly excited for the future, and grateful to know I have the support of the entire organization behind me.”

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Daniel into his new role!

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