Blue Knights Conclude Successful 2015 Season

Dear friends,

Congratulations to the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble on their 2015 season!

I wanted to take a moment and give special thanks to everyone who supported BKPE as they went undefeated in RMPA – Rocky Mountain Percussion Association competition that led to their 22nd Rocky Mountain Percussion Association State Championship. BKPE also went on to Dayton for the WGI Championships and performed in semi-finals with what has been arguably one of the most competitive fields in decades.

Thank you to Amanda Montemayor for directing BKPE in her 3rd season and Rod Kosterman for his work this season as Program Director. To our design team: Mike Jackson Ralph Hardimon, Juan Carlos Caceres, Ryan Springler, Colin Spear and educational staff team: Danny Sibley, Tim Lundberg, Zac Barnard, Zack Argotsinger, Kelly Mills, Ivan Fees, Keenan Evans, Mike Nevin and Jeff Gleason.

The members of the 2015 Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble following
their performance in Dayton (photo by Amanda Montemayor).

We sincerely appreciate our partners who have been amazing partners this season: Mapex & Majestic Marching Percussion, Vic Firth, Remo, Zildjian Company, Field and Floor FX, Creative Costuming & Designs Inc. and Award & Sign.

Finally, thank you to our friends, family, alumni, and #BKNation who donated their time, money, and resources to ensure the ensemble was successful this year. We most certainly could not have done it without you!


Mark Arnold
Executive Director
Ascend Performing Arts