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2023 AAPA Annual Fund Campaign

Building Great People Through Great Performances

As you know The Academy’s mission is “building great people through great performances”. Thanks to our donors, we were able to get back on track with great performances this past summer - our first full tour since 2019!


But our work is not done. Not by a long shot! After 21 years of building a world class drum corps, we are exploring how to expand our mission to create a greater impact on more people. We are excited to announce the 2023 Academy DBC will be performing under the leadership of the first new corps director ever – Dan Adams. While I will continue to focus on all aspects of AAPA, Dan and his creative and teaching team start winter camps on December 2. Concurrently, the Board and I are going into strategic planning mode. We are exploring new programs and new ways to use the drum corps teaching platform to provide access to music, marching, and pageantry to those who don’t have it. And finally, our plan will include a values-driven commitment to excellent experiences for all.


Thank you for your gift today!


With Gratitude,


Mark Richardson

Executive Director

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