I am thankful for our volunteers!

At this season of thanks, I would like to say just how thankful I am for the fantastic donation and volunteer support over the last year and seen again at the BK Denver November audition camp last weekend!  Hence my smiley.

Don’t let the attached picture fool you.  First, I really am smiling under there.  Second, there were many more people involved than shown in the picture as a multitude of amazing and generous people came out to help.  In fact, over the course of the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 198 people volunteered in one way or another for a total of 15,715 hours of volunteer work effort for all of Ascend’s programs and events (not just drum corps).

It was a great mix of friendly people doing a variety of tasks. Several worked 4 hours – most less than 20, and some over 700. Some donated goods – some donated money. Some worked camps, some worked events, some worked tour. Some were young – some were not. Some had kids currently in the activity – some did at one time – some never did. Some were alums of BK – some were alums of other corps. Some had friends at the camp – some had none. Some were first timers – some were familiar faces. Some were Denver area locals – some were from out of town/state.  Overall, just a great meld of people that like to help.

During that time while managing to get the work done there was swapping of stories, observing behind the scenes, sharing experiences, and plenty of laughs. Oh, and the treat to observe and hear the student’s gratitude, energy, commitment, and talent was the cherry on top.  It was awesome!

On behalf of the Blue Knights and Ascend Performing Arts – I Thank You All!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Smile!

–Keith

Volunteer Coordinator
Ascend Performing Arts
[email protected]
 

See what some parents think about the volunteer experience.

Share This Post

Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps

BLUE KNIGHTS WELCOME ZACH CARRASCO

The Blue Knights are thrilled to announce that Zach Carrasco has joined the 2024 staff as our new Choreographer. Noe Gomez, Visual Designer, expressed his ...
Read More →
1960-1-_history_corps_banner_small

Blue Knights: A 65-Year Retrospective – Share Your Story!

Be a part of Blue Knights history! Share your story, photos, or souvenirs in the 65-year retrospective of the Blue Knights as we celebrate over ...
Read More →
Gateway to Rockies Podcast 1

Mark Arnold talks Blue Knights on “The Gateway to the Rockies Podcast”

Ascend Performing Arts CEO Mark Arnold joins Visit Aurora to discuss his nearly 4 decades of service to the Blue Knights, 61 years of Drums ...
Read More →
BK Hall Of Fame revisited 2

Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Hall of Fame – Accepting Nominations

Nominations for the first Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Hall of Fame are now being accepted by the Hall of Fame Committee for the ...
Read More →
Ascend-logo_elevating_below860x280.png

Bliss Coleman Appointed as Director of Development

Ascend Performing Arts, a leading organization in the performing arts community, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Bliss Coleman as its new Director of ...
Read More →
Blue Knights 2024 Staff Announcement

BLUE KNIGHTS WELCOMES DAVID WALKER

Ascend Performing Arts is excited to announce that David Walker has joined the Blue Knights family as our new Ensemble Coordinator! David is a freelance ...
Read More →
Scroll to Top