Support Blue Knights through Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day
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DENVER, CO – It’s the 14th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day! This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy through online giving by making donations possible no matter where you live!

The $1 Million Incentive Fund made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and other community members boosts the value of every donation Colorado Gives Day is a good reason to support Ascend Performing Arts!

Mark your calendar:

  • All donations now through December 5 qualify Ascend Performing Arts for prizes and incentives.
  • GivingTuesday is on November 28.
  • Colorado Gives Day is December 5.
  • You do NOT have to reside in Colorado to donate!
  • How: and click “DONATE”

Giving Made Easy

Donating to Ascend Performing Arts for Colorado Gives Day or any day of the year is easy. Choose the payment method that works best for you. Donate using a credit card, bank account, PayPal, Google Pay, or giving card.  As a participating nonprofit on, Ascend Performing Arts programs, the Blue Knights Ensembles will benefit from this Colorado Gives Day Campaign in many ways. 

“The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day will help us kick-start the season for our Blue Knights ensembles. Ascend is dedicated to transforming young people into incredible, high-performance adults,” said Mark Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Performing Arts. “Our goal is to raise over $36,000 for this campaign, which will help our annual operating budget. Your donation will help Ascend to get our share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Help us change the World through the Power of Performance!”

           BKXperience Perform Clinic

Last year, support of Ascend Performing Arts helped to make the following possible…

  • The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps finished 12th in the world.
  • The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble were State Champions in World Class at the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association State Championship and reached the semifinals level at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Nearly 2,800 students participated in our Friendship Cup Marching Band Competitions.
  • Over 1,500 students participated in our BKXperience music educational clinics.
  • Our members performed in front of over 300,000 fans and millions more internationally via TV and live video streaming events.
  • Ascend Events–Drums Along the Rockies and Corps Encore–successfully hosted over 10,000 in attendance.

Make your donation count!

Your support helps elevate life performance of thousands of youth in our Blue Knights ensembles, our BKXperience music education clinics and at our Ascend Events such as Drums Along the Rockies, Corps Encore, West Texas Drums, and the Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition.

Donate NOW for the Blue Knights below!

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