2022 Vanguard Homecoming Weekend

Are you ready for the biggest celebration of the summer? VMAPA invites you to join us for the 2022 Vanguard Homecoming Weekend! This two-day celebration will take place from Saturday, July 9th to Sunday, July 10th, and will mark the return of some of our favorite Vanguard traditions, as well as a few exciting additions, including a reimagined family day, our fabulous 55th Anniversary Emerald Gala, and of course DCI West! 

VMAPA welcomes back alumni, friends, fans, and community supporters to reconnect with the Vanguard family and celebrate our return to the field. After two long years apart, what better way to spend your weekend than in the middle of the action? Mark your calendars and get ready to take the next step in Vanguard history together! 

See below for a full schedule of events and make sure to check out each event page for additional details.

2022 Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Saturday, July 9th

Family Day: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Family Day will be at Santa Clara High School!

History Presentation will take place in the Santa Clara High School Auditorium.

9:30am Check In Opens – enter & get wristband!

10:30am Presentation Begins in Stadium

  • Opening remarks

  • Corps Performance

11:30am Food Trucks open

1:30pm Food Trucks close

1:45pm Vanguard Hall Of Fame & History Presentation begins in Large Gym

3:30pm History Presentation ends, closed campus


Sunday, July 10th

DCI West Rehearsal (Invitation Only): 10 am-Noon

DCI West BBQ: 2:45 pm-4:45 pm

DCI West Show: 7 pm-11 pm


Learn More About These Events


After much consultation and careful consideration, BD Performing Arts (BDPA) and Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) have made the difficult decision to cancel our Gala celebrations, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 9.


For months, both organizations have been working closely together to plan special evening celebrations in honor of our milestone anniversaries in 2022. And while we were very much looking forward to this joyous celebration, continuing realities related to the ongoing pandemic make it clear that it is in the best interest of our performing members, our organizations and supporters of our organizations to cancel the indoor event.


At the time of planning these events, we were hopeful and optimistic in regards to COVID-19. Unfortunately, cases continue to rise across the Bay Area and we are seeing the return of mask mandates in some counties. We have a duty to act with an abundance of caution for our members and our guests, and holding an indoor event with hundreds of people just as the drum corps are beginning national or regional tours runs counter to this commitment.


We are disappointed to be canceling these events, but at times difficult decisions must be made in order to do what’s best for the well-being of our organizations. And even though the Galas are being called off, there will still be plenty of opportunities to celebrate with BDPA and VMAPA this summer! As always, thank you for your continued support.

“Please note that Family Day (July 9) and DCI West (July 10) are not cancelled and will still take place as previously scheduled.”

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