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Welcome to Vanguard Music and Performing Arts, home of The Santa Clara Vanguard and The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Our mission is to inspire communities and enrich lives by increasing opportunities for participation, education, and excellence in the performing arts.
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Santa Clara, CA – Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) has announced Southwest Airlines® as the new Official Airline of VMAPA. Southwest has generously donated a select number of flights and is providing VMAPA with promotional support as they relaunch their performing arts programs and return to their national tour in 2022. Each year, The […]Read more...
Sept. 21, 2021, Santa Clara, CA: Vanguard Music & Performing Arts is extremely proud to announce the hiring of Rebecca Compton-Allen to the position of Director of the Santa Clara Vanguard. Rebecca is well known in the drum corps activity and comes to Vanguard from Shadow Drum & Bugle Corps where she held the position of […]Read more...
Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Announces New Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Leadership
Santa Clara, California – The Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointments of Jeremy Van Wert as its new Executive Director and Michael Kovalich as the new Chief Financial Officer. Van Wert and Kovalich shared the role of Co-Interim Executive Directors of the organization for the past 10 months. […]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...