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VMAPA strives to create a positive atmosphere where young people can grow and mature into responsible young adults.
VMAPA virtual holiday showcase — Home for the Holidays! — will be held Saturday, December 19 at 5PM PST. Click to participate!
Vanguard Bingo is our organization’s flagship fundraiser, providing a significant portion of our operating revenues and financial support.
Vanguard Music & Performing Arts is proud to announce the 2021 Vanguard Hall of Fame Class. This year we have the pleasure of announcing Brian Marsalli, Gordon Henderson, and Michael Zapanta as our most recent inductees. These three deserving pillars of Vanguard history have given so much time and experience over the years fundamentally impacting […]Read more...
No matter if you’re near or far, EVERYONE can attend this year’s virtual birthday event! The event will be hosted Saturday, March 13 at 3 p.m. PST on a fun and new interactive platform called Gather. Guests will be able to create avatars that can reunite with old friends, watch live-streamed performances, play exclusive Vanguard trivia games, and more! […]Read more...
To honor Black History Month, four of the most incomparable figures in our community sat down to talk about their early upbringing in the activity, how the Civil Rights Movement affected drum corps and how they see change happening, as well as some of their all-time greatest Vanguard memories and stories from back in the […]Read more...
Over the past 55 years, the Santa Clara Vanguard has strived to create an environment where young people have the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed as performers to develop into mature adults. A drum corps needs the foundation and financial literacy to ensure the longevity of its mission and for the past 28 years, […]Read more...
Friends, We don’t have to tell you that 2020 was a challenging year. It tested our lives and families and communities like no other year in recent memory, and it tested Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) as well. But with a new and hopeful year, We wanted to share with you a few thoughts […]Read more...
For more than 60 years, Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA) and Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) have lived by one mission: to enrich lives by providing opportunities for excellence in the performing arts. As we face critical decisions through this global pandemic, this North star has guided both organizations well and has provided […]Read more...
Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA), is pleased to announce a newly elected slate of Executive Officers. Jennifer Bauman will lead the Executive Officers and VMAPA Board of Directors into 2021 as the next President and Board Chair. “The organization is facing so much uncertainty due to the current state of the world, but it […]Read more...