BD Performing Arts permanently enriches 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.
The most decorated corps in the history of Drum Corps International (DCI), the A Corps has finished in the top five for the last 40 consecutive years, and have won the DCI World Championship title more than any other performing group. Ages 17–21.
An augmentation to the participants’ school music and performing arts experiences, Blue Devils B Corps involves 150 people from California. Ages 14–19.
A beginning-level music, dance, and marching activity comprised of members from California. No experience required. Ages 8–14.
BD International is made up of recent performers of the world champion Blue Devils as well as eight other world class corps throughout the United States.
B Winter Guard
Intermediate-level competitive program that combines music, dance, choreography and props into a theatrical production performed in a gymnasium. Ages 14–19.
C Winter Guard
Beginning-level experience that combines music, dance, and props into a theatrical production performed in a gymnasium. No Experience Required. Ages 8–14.
Special Needs Guard
The Special Needs Guard highlights each member’s skills with a performance combining basic dance moves, traveling combinations, and flag spinning techniques. Ages 12 and up.
RCC Indoor Percussion
Since 2001, RCC Indoor Percussion has been the cutting edge of creative and performance excellence in the medium of indoor percussion. Ages 18–22.
Diablo Wind Symphony
The Diablo Wind Symphony reinforces school music programs and offers outstanding musicians a chance to perform major band repertoire at a high level. Ages 14–22.