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Food Trucks at the Vanguard Hall

Mark your calendars and prepare your appetite – we’re bringing food trucks to the Vanguard Hall! Every Tuesday evening from 5:00-8:00pm, come visit us at 1795 Space Park Drive in Santa Clara to enjoy a delicious meal from some of the Bay Area’s most popular food trucks. We’ve got plenty of parking so bring the […]
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#GivingTuesday 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, charities, businesses, and communities around the world will come together in honor of #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving and celebration of the way your donations can make a difference! For many years, millions of people have reached out to support the causes they believe in and the communities in […]
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Holiday Gift Wrap-a-palooza Fundraiser is Back!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and help raise funds for Vanguard Music and Performing Arts! Once again, we are getting in the Holiday spirit by gearing up for our annual Gift Wrap-a-Palooza Fundraiser, and we need your help to spread some cheer through the power of gift wrapping! We will be having a Vanguard Gift […]
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Vanguard Brass Programs Build Common Vision

The Santa Clara Vanguard and the Vanguard Cadets have coexisted for over 40 years, each successfully educating young performers in their own way. With a vision toward the future, and a long term goal of greater organizational cohesion, both corps have now embraced a unified strategy to the benefit of the students and staffs, as well […]
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2018 SCVC Design Staff & Caption Managers

Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Vanguard Cadets Design Team and Caption Managers! Rob Ripley, Program Coordinator Rick Pina, Assistant Program Coordinator *New Role in 2018* Fred Smith, Music Coordinator/Percussion Arranger *New Role in 2018* Matt Hartwell, Drill Designer *New Addition in 2018* Ryan Adamsons, Brass Arranger/Caption Manager *New Addition in 2018* Jesus Sanchez, Percussion Caption Manager *New Addition in 2018* Jenny Lyons, […]
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Volunteer on Vanguard Hall & Fleet Day!

Are you.. Looking for ways to give back to your local community?  Needing to fulfill some volunteer service hours for school? Wondering how you can help out your favorite nonprofit organization? If so, we want YOU to come out and volunteer at our upcoming Vanguard Hall and Fleet Day! Running a facility and vehicle fleet as large as […]
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2018 Youth Brass & Percussion Ensemble Auditions

Vanguard Music and Performing Arts envisions a world in which everyone has access to valuable life-transforming experiences through performing arts. That is why we are very excited to announce auditions for the 2018 seasons of our Youth Brass and Youth Percussion Ensembles! “I’m extremely thrilled to be entering a new season with the Youth Brass […]
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Alumni In Action: Blast! The Music of Disney

Six Santa Clara Vanguard alumni recently wrapped up a three month, nationwide tour of Japan performing as cast members in a new Disney-themed spinoff of the hit musical sensation, Blast! We caught up with Benji Baker (SCV Front Ensemble 2012-2015) to talk about the show and how drum corps has prepared him for this amazing […]
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Alumni in Action: 2017 SCV Alumni Corps

Hundreds of Alumni, representing each and every year of Vanguard history came together to put on one of the most memorable performances of 2017 at DCI Semifinals in Lucas Oil Stadium! Thank you to all the SCV Alumni Corps staff, members, and volunteers for devoting your time and efforts to something so special. Enjoy this […]
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2018 SCV Design Staff

Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard Design Team! Michael Gaines, Creative Director & Drill Designer  *NEW ROLE IN 2018* Scott Koter, Program Coordinator Denise Bonfiglio, Advisor Andy Toth, Visual Program Coordinator Adam Sage, Consultant Paul Rennick, Percussion Arranger Sandi Rennick, Percussion Arranger JD Shaw, Brass Arranger Bart Woodley, Consultant *NEW ADDITION IN 2018* […]
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Alumni in Action: Megan Arns

This past summer, we had the great pleasure of rehearsing at the University of Missouri where we caught up with SCV Alumna (2005-2006, Front Ensemble) and Mizzou Percussion Professor, Megan Arns!
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Fall Dance Classes with Carol Abohatab

Calling ALL dancers! Whether you’re a current, future, or former color guard performer; a dancer from the community; or even a drummer/horn player looking to gain more dance experience – we’ve got an exciting opportunity for you to express yourself and give back to the community! For the first three Wednesdays in October, join Carol […]
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Flags, Equipment, and Costumes for Sale!

The Santa Clara Vanguard has various flags, equipment, and costumes available for sale from previous seasons of the Vanguard, Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard and Vanguard Winter Percussion. If you’re interested in purchasing, or for more specifics, please e-mail: MTeevan@scvanguard.org or call: 408-727-5532 x15. TOURNAMENT OF ROSES 2017 COSTUMES 60 – White leggings (various sizes) SILKS 12 […]
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Alumini in Action: Jordan Brooks

From rehearsing with the Santa Clara Vanguard drumline in Weed, CA with the views of Mount Shasta in the distance to now performing in a nationally acclaimed Broadway production in New York City – SCV alum Jordan Brooks is carving his path in the music industry. A Dallas, Texas native, Jordan attended Berklee College of […]
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Volunteer on Vanguard Hall & Fleet Day!

Are you.. Looking for ways to give back to your local community? Needing to fulfill some volunteer service hours for school? Wondering how you can help out your favorite nonprofit organization? If so, we want YOU to come out and volunteer at our upcoming Vanguard Hall and Fleet Day! Running a facility and vehicle fleet […]
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Join the Santa Clara Vanguard – 2018 Audition Dates!

To sign up and receive more information for Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets 2018 auditions, you will need to create a MySCV account , as well as fill out the 2018 audition questionnaire and check the specific Vanguard program in which you have an interest in pursuing (Vanguard or Vanguard Cadets). From there, we will send […]
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2017 SCV Banquet & Awards

Yesterday, members, staff, and volunteers of the Santa Clara Vanguard gathered in Pottsville, PA to celebrate the 2017 season! After rehearsal ended on Friday, everyone got dressed up, loaded the busses, and took off to the banquet hall where a fantastic dinner was waiting. A huge thanks to the staff at St. Nicholas Hall for […]
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SCV 2017: A Conversation with Andy Toth

Pete Weber is at it again this year with drill design for “Ouroboros” that has been captivating audiences all across the country. In this video, SCV Visual Caption Manager, Matt Hartwell, sits down to discuss some of the most interesting visual aspects of our show – check it out!
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SCV 50th Anniversary Gala Recap

The Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Gala was held on June 25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. Alumni, family, friends and fans from all 50 years of Vanguard history gathered together to celebrate our organization and look ahead to what the future holds for SCV. A historical display, cocktail auction, numerous speakers, and […]
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SCV 2017: The Uniform

This year we are very proud to present a new look to go along with our 2017 program, “Ouroboros”! Designed in collaboration with our friends at Stanbury Uniforms, it’s a fresh, modern look that still exemplifies the elegance and sophistication synonymous with Santa Clara Vanguard. In our latest video, get up close and personal with Visual Coordinator, Andy […]
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SCV Memorabilia in Online Auction!

Don’t have a ticket to the Gala? You can still show your support by bidding in our online auction! Wine tasting excursions, special gift baskets, DCI ticket packages, sports collectibles, paintings from local artists and so much more! These are just a sampling of the nearly 100 items that will be up for bid at […]
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SCVC 2017: “In Pieces”

There’s just a little over a week before the Vanguard Cadets take the field in Michigan City for the 2017 Open Class DCI Prelims. Catch up with the corps and see what they’ve been up to on their national tour!
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Meet The Leadership: 2017 Vanguard Cadets

At the center of every strong drum corps is a strong team of member leadership. Serving as a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran members also puts in the extra effort to lead by example and set a standard for the entire corps. “This fine group of leaders with SCVC for 2017 will […]
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SCV 2017: “Ouroboros”

This summer, audiences nationwide will experience the 2017 Santa Clara Vanguard through the eyes of the Ouroboros. One of the oldest mystical symbols in the world, the Ouroboros is an ancient image of a serpent eating its own tail, which is known to represent introspection and the cyclicality of something constantly re-creating itself. This serves as the perfect metaphor to celebrate […]
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Meet The Leadership: 2017 SCV Color Guard

At the center of every strong drum corps is a strong team of member leadership. Serving as a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran members also puts in the extra effort to lead by example and set a standard for the entire corps. “We have a very talented and experienced group of performers […]
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Paul Rennick Inducted to DCI Hall of Fame

Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is proud to say “Congratulations” to Santa Clara Vanguard’s Percussion Caption Head and Designer, Paul Rennick! Join us in celebrating Paul’s well-deserved honor of being inducted into the the DCI Hall of Fame! He joins the company of 125 other incredibly talented individuals, including fellow SCV design staff members Denise Bonfiglio, […]
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Meet The Leadership: 2017 SCV Percussion

At the center of every strong drum corps is a strong team of member leadership. Serving as a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran members also puts in the extra effort to lead by example and set a standard for the entire corps. “In each area of the percussion section, we are fortunate […]
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Vanguard Welcomes Michael Gaines as Creative Director

With the 2017 DCI season quickly approaching, Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Gaines to the organization in the role of Creative Director! In this key role, Gaines will work closely with the Santa Clara Vanguard design team, while also overseeing the creative direction of all programs and marketing for the VMAPA organization. “I am […]
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SCV 50th Anniversary Book!

It has been an exciting 50 year journey for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Year after year, our members perform spectacular productions, in amazing venues, for eager fans all around the country. Regardless of the year you were active in our organization, all of us share that common bond and the love we have for this […]
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Meet the Leadership: 2017 SCV Brass

At the center of every strong drum corps is a strong team of member leadership. Serving as a liaison between performers and staff, this team of veteran members also puts in the extra effort to lead by example and set a standard for the entire corps. “We are fortunate to have 4 outstanding leaders in the […]
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Vanguard Winter Guard Will Continue Local Education

As we wish our best to the 2017 WGI performers this week, Vanguard Music and Performing Arts will continue to grow its educational programs by enhancing workshop and clinic offerings for the 2017-2018 season. VMAPA will focus on widening these offerings to include more music, dance and winter guard opportunities to young performers in the Bay […]
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2017 Pacific Procession

Coming this summer, Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is proud to present Pacific Procession, one of the Bay Area’s most exciting drum corps events of 2017! Join us on Monday, June 26 at Santa Clara High School for this year’s show featuring Santa Clara Vanguard, Vanguard Cadets, and special guest the Phantom Regiment from Rockford, […]
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DCI Finals Week: SCV Headquarters Hotel

When you come to Indy for the 2017 DCI Championships, stay and celebrate with us at the Santa Clara Vanguard Headquarters Hotel – the Downtown Marriott (clink the links for pictures)! The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown boasts 622 guest rooms and junior suites which include luxurious linens, signature bath products, flat-screen TVs with HD programming and functional work areas. […]
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Volunteer on Vanguard Hall & Fleet Day!

Are you.. Looking for ways to give back to your local community?  Needing to fulfill some volunteer service hours for school? Wondering how you can help out your favorite nonprofit organization? If so, we want YOU to come out and volunteer at our upcoming Vanguard Hall and Fleet Day! Running a facility and vehicle fleet as large as […]
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“Building Our Future” Capital Campaign

It is an exciting time for Vanguard Music and Performing Arts and the Santa Clara Vanguard as we celebrate 50 years of history and excellence. In May of 2016, we sat down with our board of directors, staff, and a group of select Vanguard constituents for a strategic planning session to lead us into our […]
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Announcing.. Vanguard Music and Performing Arts!

The Santa Clara Vanguard, one of the nation’s leading drum and bugle corps and performing arts organizations based in Santa Clara, CA, announced today that it is updating its legal name in recognition of its expanded mission as it celebrates more than 50 years of providing music and performance opportunities to young men and women […]
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Meet the Leadership: 2017 SCVC Drum Majors

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2017 Vanguard Cadets will be led by Head Drum Major, Joselyne Grace and Assistant Drum Major, Sarah Nishikawa. Both these talented young women served in drum major roles with SCVC last summer, and we are proud to welcome them back to the podium. The pair has shown great direction, […]
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Announcing the 2017 SCV Hall of Fame Class

The Santa Clara Vanguard is honored to announce our 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees. They are: Lou Avilla, Elaine Kono, and Kathy Pearson. These three notable individuals join the 20 previously-inducted SCV Hall of Fame members, including Vanguard greats like Myron Rosander, Fred Sanford, and our Corps founder, Gail R. Royer. View the complete list of SCV Hall of Fame members […]
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Volunteer with Vanguard in 2017!

Vanguard volunteers serve as the heart of our organization. Made up of parents, friends, alumni and fans, they generously offer their time in a variety of ways including: preparing meals, fitting and washing uniforms, driving corps vehicles, fixing equipment, and providing support for our summer tour. We are currently looking for volunteers to help on “Miss Amana” – our fully […]
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DCI Finals Week – SCV HQ Hotel & 2017 Ticket Blocks

  When you come to Indy for the 2017 DCI Championships, stay and celebrate with us at the Santa Clara Vanguard Headquarters Hotel – the Downtown Marriott (clink the links for pictures)! The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown boasts 622 guest rooms and junior suites which include luxurious linens, signature bath products, flat-screen TVs with HD programming and functional work […]
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2017 DCI Annual Meeting Recap

Last weekend, representatives from Drum Corps all around the country came together in Atlanta for DCI’s annual winter business meetings. Topics ranged from judging recaps to SoundSport involvement and everything in between! It’s a great opportunity for drum corps directors to put their heads together and discuss ways to move our activity forward. Here is a taste of […]
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2017 SCV Birthday Brunch

50 years, 5 decades, half a century – no matter how you look at it, it’s an incredibly huge milestone. That’s why we’re throwing a “Birthday Brunch” in celebration of our 50th birthday on the morning of Saturday, March 25 at the Vanguard Corps Hall! We hope you will come and join us in celebrating the Vanguard’s rich history with […]
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Meet the Leadership: 2017 SCV Drum Majors

Behind (or should we say.. in front of) every great drum corps is a great drum major. Someone who can lead the membership not only on the field, but off the field as well. Someone who is willing to accept additional responsibility and take on new challenges. Someone that represents and embodies the values of the organization, […]
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SCVWG Workshop Series Benefits Community

Just because the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard isn’t fielding a competitive ensemble this season, doesn’t mean exciting things aren’t happening for them. In fact, they have found a new and rewarding way to give back to the local color guard community in 2017: the SCVWG Workshop Series! It all started back in November with a movement and dance […]
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SCV remembers Shirlee Whitcomb

On Wednesday, January 4, the marching arts community suffered the loss of a great woman and one of the original founders of WGI, Shirlee Whitcomb. A lifetime resident of Walnut Creek, California, Shirlee graduated from University of California Berkeley. She was one of WGI’s most enthusiastic voices and dedicated her life to mentoring hundreds of instructors and […]
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Everything you need to know about SCV in the Rose Parade!

The holidays are upon us, the new year is quickly approaching, and our 2017 Rose Parade preparations are in full swing! This will be SCV’s second New Year’s trip to Pasadena after making an appearance at the parade in 2004. Once again, we are thrilled to represent the City of Santa Clara, State of California, and Drum […]
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See Vanguard in 2017!

DCI recently announced their schedule for the 2017 competitive season, and we couldn’t be more excited about traveling across the country to perform in some of the best venues, in the best cities, for the BEST fans! So dust off your planners, get out your maps, and make plans to see SCV in 2017! See the full Santa […]
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50th Anniversary Gala Hotel Accommodations

The Santa Clara Vanguard has a block of hotel rooms available for those attending the 50th Anniversary Gala and DCI WEST at Stanford. We want to encourage you to stay at the Gala Headquarters opening weekend. Special room rates will be available Thursday June 22, Friday June 23, Saturday June 24, and Sunday June 25. […]
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50th Anniversary Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are officially on sale for our Anniversary Gala, with special guest, The Blue Devils, scheduled for June 24, 2017! Tables and Seats are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. So get your tickets, mark your calendars, and make your plans to be in Northern California for this exciting drum corps weekend filled with reunions, […]
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Whole Foods Community Support Day! December 7, 2016

We are happy to announce that Whole Foods Market of Santa Clara has chosen the Santa Clara Vanguard as their 5% Community Support day recipient coming up on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the Santa Clara Store located on 2732 Augustine Drive.   Help support the Santa Clara Vanguard by doing your shopping at Whole Foods […]
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