Alumni Association

Alumni Association Purpose

Join us in the Vanguard Alumni Association (VAA) and become a part of a dynamic community of alumni from Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) and educational staff. As a member of the VAA, you’ll have the opportunity to directly support the VMAPA organization and help us achieve our goals. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and make a positive impact!

Mission & Values

Join the Vanguard Alumni Association and become a part of a vibrant community of alumni and current members who are committed to supporting the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) organization. With our mission to connect, organize, and engage alumni, the VAA is the perfect platform to build lifelong relationships and make a positive impact. Whether it’s through fundraising, community outreach, or social activities, there’s always a way to get involved and show your support. So why wait? Come join us and make a difference today!


Integrity: We are guided by honesty, respect for the organization and activity, and trust in all our actions.

Advocacy: We promote and educate the community on the value of investing in Vanguard and its members.

Passion: We are champions for Vanguard, our alumni, and the attributes that are uniquely Vanguard.

Service: We share our time and talent to better the Vanguard organization and our communities.

Community: We foster a connection with current members, alumni, and our communities.

Alumni Association Committees 

The Vanguard Alumni Association has a few alumni-run committees focused on a few goals and objectives, namely fundraising, alumni engagement, and communication. These committees meet every third Wednesday of the month. Any and all alumni are welcome to join.

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Newsletter Committee

Committee Chair – Ashley Miller-Dykeman

A monthly update across all VAA activities and opportunities to get involved.

Performers Support Network

Committee Chair – Brett Wilcox

Similar to the 2023 effort, this group will plan care package engagements with performing members on tour. The goal is to build a bridge between current performers and alumni.

Service Recognition Committee

New Committee. This group will determine our methods for recognizing all volunteers through the season. There will be new annual recognition efforts. Also determine a patch style recognition with logos for the alumni group, VAA.

Fundraising Committee

This team will coordinate all small form fundraisers for the season with the emphasis on activities that directly support ALL performance members. Most efforts will be restricted donation efforts.

Front & Center Committee

Largest annual fundraiser for VMAPA. This effort engages all facets of the community including HOF, HS, VAA and VMAPA volunteers. Tentative date is June, 2024.

Community Celebrations Committee

New Committee. Funding is pending. This team will support alumni parties slated for around the country and preferably taking place along the corps. tour path so the participation is as high as possible. BBQs and watch parties.

Holiday Party (PST)

The original holiday party in Santa Clara. Organied and paid for by the attending alumni.

Holiday Party (EST)

Local party organized by alumni in the EST area. This committee may tap into the experience of how SCV has done this through the years. Party format determined by the local committee.

Vanguard Alumni Association Bylaws

last updated: November 15, 2022

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