Upcoming Events

Nov
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Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not a professional choir, members are dedicated to working hard to put on a number of fantastic performances each year at various community events and concerts around Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley Diversity Choir rehearses once a week (Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM) at the Vanguard Hall and puts on two major concerts throughout the year: a Christmas Holiday Performance and a Spring Songfest. This year’s Christmas Holiday Performance will take place at the Saint Joseph Basilica in San Jose on December 1 at 6:00pm.

If you would like to join the choir, or know someone who loves to sing for a good cause, send a message to Director Frank Patterson (fppcisco@yahoo.com) to get more information!

Nov
21
Wed
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years.

Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.

Nov
22
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Thanksgiving: Office Closed
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
Nov
24
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2019 SCV Audition – Los Angeles
Nov 24 @ 7:30 am – Nov 25 @ 3:30 pm

Your journey to excellence starts here – at our 2019 SCV Audition Camp in Los Angeles, CA! Come enjoy the full “Vanguard Experience” as you spend the weekend working with our world class staff, meeting new friends, and making incredible memories to last a lifetime. Meals and housing are provided, but don’t forget to bring your air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Whether it’s your first time auditioning or you’re hoping to return to the organization for another season, we are excited you have chosen SCV. Do your best, have fun, and good luck!
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT:
1. Create a MySCV account (or login to your existing account)
2. Fill out the 2019 audition questionnaire
3. RSVP to attend this audition event
AUDITION FEE:
The cost to attend one of our weekend audition events is $175 when paying in advance, and $200 at the door. This fee covers the cost of food, housing, and instruction, and can be paid AFTER NOVEMBER 1ST online, through the mail, over the phone, or at the door on the day of your audition event.
TRANSPORTATION/HOUSING:
There will be no shuttles provided to/from the airport or transportation centers for this audition event. Specific housing information will be announced soon!
AUDITION MATERIALS:
Now that you’re all signed up for an audition, it’s time to start preparing! Brass music packets and color guard/percussion information will soon be available on our 2019 SCV Membership Page. Keep in mind that we’re looking for prospective members who are good movers and great players with a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Be sure to RSVP for your audition event on our Facebook page to connect with fellow prospective members!

If you have any questions, please contact us at ACorps@SCVanguard.org or visit our 2019 SCV Membership Page for more information. Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCV and look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

 

Nov
25
Sun
2019 Youth Ensembles Audition
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) and Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) are premiere performing arts ensembles aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed for brass and orchestral percussion instruments, arrangements of various genres of music, and unique experiences unparalleled by any extracurricular opportunity available in the greater Silicon Valley. Participants are exposed to masterclasses from professionals throughout the season as well as amazing and intrinsically challenging music that helps brass and percussion musicians reach a new level of musicianship.

To apply for a Youth Brass Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to get more information about the 2019 Youth Brass Ensemble!

To apply for a Youth Percussion Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to get more information about the 2019 Youth Percussion Ensemble!

These forms will be reviewed by a member of the VMAPA staff, and followed up with an email confirmation. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required for all new and returning members that is to be paid no later than the date of the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time approximately one week prior to the audition. Missed auditions will not be rescheduled.

Nov
26
Mon
Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not a professional choir, members are dedicated to working hard to put on a number of fantastic performances each year at various community events and concerts around Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley Diversity Choir rehearses once a week (Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM) at the Vanguard Hall and puts on two major concerts throughout the year: a Christmas Holiday Performance and a Spring Songfest. This year’s Christmas Holiday Performance will take place at the Saint Joseph Basilica in San Jose on December 1 at 6:00pm.

If you would like to join the choir, or know someone who loves to sing for a good cause, send a message to Director Frank Patterson (fppcisco@yahoo.com) to get more information!

Nov
28
Wed
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!
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The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!

Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years.

Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.

Nov
29
Thu
2019 Youth Ensembles Audition
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) and Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) are premiere performing arts ensembles aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed for brass and orchestral percussion instruments, arrangements of various genres of music, and unique experiences unparalleled by any extracurricular opportunity available in the greater Silicon Valley. Participants are exposed to masterclasses from professionals throughout the season as well as amazing and intrinsically challenging music that helps brass and percussion musicians reach a new level of musicianship.

To apply for a Youth Brass Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to get more information about the 2019 Youth Brass Ensemble!

To apply for a Youth Percussion Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to get more information about the 2019 Youth Percussion Ensemble!

These forms will be reviewed by a member of the VMAPA staff, and followed up with an email confirmation. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required for all new and returning members that is to be paid no later than the date of the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time approximately one week prior to the audition. Missed auditions will not be rescheduled.

Dec
1
Sat
2019 SCV Audition – Dallas
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm

Your journey to excellence starts here – at our 2019 SCV Audition Camp in Dallas, TX! Come enjoy the full “Vanguard Experience” as you spend the weekend working with our world class staff, meeting new friends, and making incredible memories to last a lifetime. Meals and housing are provided, but don’t forget to bring your air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Whether it’s your first time auditioning or you’re hoping to return to the organization for another season, we are excited you have chosen SCV. Do your best, have fun, and good luck!
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT:
1. Create a MySCV account (or login to your existing account)
2. Fill out the 2019 audition questionnaire
3. RSVP to attend this audition event
AUDITION FEE:
The cost to attend one of our weekend audition events is $175 when paying in advance, and $200 at the door. This fee covers the cost of food, housing, and instruction, and can be paid AFTER NOVEMBER 1ST online, through the mail, over the phone, or at the door on the day of your audition event.
TRANSPORTATION/HOUSING:
If you will need transportation to/from the airport or transportation center on the day of your audition, please fill out a shuttle request in MySCV. It is preferred that those flying into Dallas to join us for the weekend fly into DFW. Also note that the Main Fort Worth Amtrak and Greyhound stations are the easiest to access for the camp weekend. Specific housing information will be announced soon!
AUDITION MATERIALS:
Now that you’re all signed up for an audition, it’s time to start preparing! Brass music packets and color guard/percussion information will soon be available on our 2019 SCV Membership Page. Keep in mind that we’re looking for prospective members who are good movers and great players with a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Be sure to RSVP for your audition event on our Facebook page to connect with fellow prospective members!

If you have any questions, please contact us at ACorps@SCVanguard.org or visit our 2019 SCV Membership Page for more information. Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCV and look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Upcoming Events

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Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm
Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not[...]
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Daddios Big Band Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years. Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.
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Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm
Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not[...]
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Daddios Big Band Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years. Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.
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Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm
Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not[...]
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Daddios Big Band Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years. Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.
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2019 SCV Audition – Los Angeles 7:30 am
2019 SCV Audition – Los Angeles
Nov 24 @ 7:30 am – Nov 25 @ 3:30 pm
Your journey to excellence starts here – at our 2019 SCV Audition Camp in Los Angeles, CA! Come enjoy the full “Vanguard Experience” as you spend the weekend working with our world class staff, meeting[...]
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2019 Youth Ensembles Audition 10:00 am
2019 Youth Ensembles Audition
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) and Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) are premiere performing arts ensembles aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed[...]
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Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm
Silicon Valley Diversity Choir Rehearsal
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Formed in 1992, the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir aims to bring together people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to promote racial harmony and peace through a shared love for music. Although they are not[...]
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Board of Directors Meeting 6:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Founded by trumpeter/educator Dr. Herb Patnoe. One of the Bay Area’s notable big bands for over 40 years. Directed by guitarist/composer Mason Razavi.
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2019 Youth Ensembles Audition 6:30 pm
2019 Youth Ensembles Audition
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) and Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) are premiere performing arts ensembles aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed[...]
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