Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc

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aka Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps   |   La Crosse, WI   |  http://www.bluestars.org

Mission

Blue Stars Performing Arts for Youth is committed to developing life skills in young people through education and achievement in the performing arts. Students learn how applying teamwork, dedication, perseverance, goal setting, and discipline, contributes to their success now and in their future endeavors.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mr. Bradley Furlano

Main address

PO Box 2523

La Crosse, WI 54602 USA

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EIN

39-1469643

NTEE code info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Our programs

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Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

This program is comprised of 154 students ages 15 to 21 that perform a 12 minute marching musical performance on a football field. The membership is comprised of three sections: brass, percussion, and the color guard/visual ensemble. Students will travel 12,000 miles during the summer, competing in over 30 competitions against other units. The season culminates with Drum Corps international World Championships.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

This program consists of approximately 100 alumni and supporters of the Blue Stars. Members participate in the annual Maple Leaf Parade at Oktoberfest in La Crosse. This is an annual fundraiser for the Alumni of the Blue Stars. Profits from this fundraiser go towards supporting events for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, memorials for members that have passed on, and member sponsorships.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

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Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Hanson

John Donahue

Kevin Hanson

Timothy Kviz

Charlie Cullen

Timothy Lundin

Bruce Furlano

Jenny Wagner

Jonathan Powell

Kelli Antoine

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2021

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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