BD Performing Arts
A non-profit 501(c)3
youth organization

Mission

The mission of BD Performing Arts is to permanently enrich the lives of young people through a commitment to youth development and performance excellence while providing enjoyment for our local community and audiences worldwide.

Music and the performing arts connect youth with their culture through a common language crossing generational, social, and racial barriers. The activities that a young person pursues influences the type of person he or she becomes. The experience that comes with participation in a performing arts organization builds discipline, character, pride, and self-confidence at a crucial age and forms the springboard to even greater achievements in adulthood.

Programs

BD Performing Arts offers young men and women between the ages of 8 and 25 quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of musical and dance performance. Founded in 1957, BDPA's objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional, mental, and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort. Over 450 young people currently participate in BDPA programs, and over 8,000 young people, in 2,000 families, have been served by the BD Performing Arts organization since 1957.

Entirely community-funded, the direction of BDPA is guided by a dedicated and unified effort of volunteer parents and a professional teaching staff, who work in close harmony with the young members to create and maintain a proud, responsible, youth organization. All instruments, instruction, and costumes are provided to participants who pay a modest annual participation fee.

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DCI World Champions 1976, '77, '79, '80, '82, '86, '94, '96, '97, '99, '03, '07, '09, '10, '12, '14, '15
DCI Open Class Champions 2009, '10, '11, '14, '16
World Music Contest 2005
DCI Preview of Champions 1994,'95,'96, '97, '98, '99
DCI South Champions 1983, '87, '04, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '12, '13, '14
DCI MidWest Champions 1976, '82,'86,'88, '03, '04, '06, '07
DCI North Champions 1976, '94, '95, '04, '05, '06, '07
DCI East Champions 1978, '79 , '86, '88, '96 , '97, '99, '01, '03, '04, '06, '07, '09, '10, '12, '13, '14
DCI West Champions 1976, '77, '78, '79, '08, '09, '10, '12, '13, '14
DCI Canada Champions 1980, '85 & '90
DCI Southwest Champions 1998, '99, '01, '07, '08, '09, '10, '12, '13, '14
Drums Along the Rockies 1980,'82, '83, '86, '88, '90, '92, '98, '03, '08, '10
Drum Corps East Champions 1994
Drum Corps West Champions 1996, '97, '98
CYO Champions 1976, '78 & '82
World Open Champions 1976 & '78
U.S. Open Champions 1979
Pacific Procession Champions 1980, '81, '82, '83, '84, '85, '86, '88, '89, '90, '91,92,'93,'94, '95, '96 , '97, '98, '01, '03, '04, '06
Precision West Champions 1980, '81,'82, '83, '85, '86, '88 '90,'91,'92,'93,'94, '95, '96 , '97, '98, '00, '01, '03, 04, '05, '06, '07
WGI World Class Indoor Percussion 2002, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2015
WGI Guard World Champions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998