5861 S. Kyrene Suite 17Tempe , AZ , 85284
Phone: (480) 838-420333° 22' 13.2996" N, 111° 56' 45.348" W
The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
In 2001, The Academy Brass & Percussion Ensemble was formed to give some of Arizona's finest young musicians an introduction to the incredibly unique activity of drum and bugle corps. Over the course of three summers, the young group of 52-60 performed for several local events and has taken the opportunity to perform in exhibition at its home show, the Southwest Corps Connection. In 2004, the group added the final element of the color guard, was accepted as a DCI sanctioned unit, made the name change to The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and began competing for the first time. In 2006, the corps had grown to 135 members and competing for the first time in Drum Corps International World Championships in Madison,Wisconsin where they earned the title of Division II World Champion. 2007 marked their first year competing in Division I, now called World Class, where they continue to compete today.