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Vanguard Voices: Episode 6

Episode 6: In memory of charter member, Mel Canales Featuring: Keiko Kelly, Mike Munoz and Scott Pierson Through this conversation with some of our earliest members, we learn about “Milk it Mel’s” legacy and what Vanguard was like in the early days. Mel being remembered as the mellophone soloist, as well as the fleet mechanic, gives […]
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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mary Shiffer creates the Vanguard image

When drum corps fans think of the Santa Clara Vanguard there are a multitude of iconic images that usually come to mind. The eight-pointed star with the red V in the middle. The Aussie with the delicate feather sticking up. But for many, the image of the red tunic takes center field, bold and striking. […]
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Celebrating Board Chair Jennifer Bauman on International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, and we can think of no better woman to recognize than our very own VMAPA Board of Directors President, Jennifer Bauman. Jennifer’s history began with Vanguard as a member of the front ensemble from 1997-1999. She is currently serving her fifth year as a board member and […]
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Executive Team 2020 Year-End Letter

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 […]
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VMAPA & BDPA: The Future Starts NOW – Our Roadmap to 2022

  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 […]
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