Blue Knights Name Jordan Helwerda Assistant Director
DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts is pleased to announce the first of several staff announcements coming this fall. To start off, Jordan Helwerda has been named Assistant Director of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Helwerda is the first Assistant Director for the Blue Knights since Casey Smith held the position in the early 1990’s.
“Jordan has been behind the scenes with the Blue Knights for several years,” said Mark Arnold, Executive Director of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. “His focus has always been centered on creating a positive experience for the members of the drum corps, whether as drum major or as a member of our administrative team. His enthusiasm, business sense and great interpersonal skills make him a great fit for this position. I really look forward to working with Jordan in the years to come!”
Helwerda was drum major for the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps from 2008 to 2010, then returned as tour manager in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, he assisted the drum corps in several capacities including spending time on the support and administration team.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to become more involved in an organization that I have been deeply passionate about for years,” said Jordan Helwerda. “Being a part of the Blue Knights as a member has taught me so much about myself and prepared me with the skills to be successful in my professional life. I truly see the value that drum corps provides young adults and am happy that I can be a small part of bringing that experience to today’s youth.”
Helwerda is from Calgary, Alberta where he currently resides. He works as a realtor, real estate developer and investor. He intends to commute to Denver as needed to fulfill his responsibilities to the Blue Knights as the drum corps moves forward with planning for the 2016 season.
Please join us in welcoming Jordan Helwerda as the Assistant Director of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps!