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 influence 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 BD Performing Arts programs 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.
Mr. Shaun Gallant
4065 Nelson Ave
Concord, CA 94520 USA
Performing Arts. Drum & Bugle Corps. Wind Symphony. Music School. Winter Guards. Twirling. Education
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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.
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The Blue Devil 'A' Corps
The internationally competitive Blue Devils “A” Corps is comprised of 150 members between the ages of 17 and 21. The most decorated corps in the history of Drum Corps International (DCI), The Blue Devils “A” have finished in the top five for the last 27 consecutive years, and have won the DCI World Championship title an unprecedented 12 times. An estimated half-million people view the “A” Corps each year via the PBS broadcast of the DCI World Championships.
The Blue Devil "B" Corps
The B Corps is a musical marching activity for youth ages thirteen to eighteen that wish to augment other music and dance education experiences offered through the schools. The Blue Devils “B” involves 70-80 Bay Area teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18. Performance skills and self confidence are gained making this group an incredible character building arena for youth in this age bracket.
The Blue Devil "C" Corps
The C Corps is a musical marching activity for younger participants ages eight through thirteen and is designed for beginning students. The fifty participants receive music, marching, and creative movement training that is often a young person’s first team experience. The skills learned encourage youth to become interested in additional music, performing arts or other group activities. Young people are drawn to the C Corps from Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano Counties. Referred to as the “Ambassadors of The Blue Devils” the C Corps represents the organization in numerous parades and community events throughout the year.
K-12 (5-19 years)
Diablo Wind Symphony
The Diablo Wind Symphony, a unit of the Blue Devils Parents Association, offers enhanced music education and performance opportunities to Bay Area wind and percussion students ages fourteen to twenty-one. The roster includes 60-80 youth from thirty different area schools who are seeking an advanced music and performing opportunity. Established in 1996, the Diablo Wind Symphony offers consistent instrumentation conducive to performing major wind and percussion compositions. Designed as a cooperative interaction with school music programs, the DWS offers a positive learning environment, master classes with professional clinicians, and an annual concert season with internationally renowned soloists.
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Special Needs Guard
Color Guard is a choreographed performance that includes dance moves to music and the spinning of equipment such as flags performed on an indoor basketball court. Instruction includes basic dance moves, traveling combinations, and flag spinning techniques. The final performance is choreographed to highlights each member's skills.
People with learning disabilities
People with disabilities
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To be the Global Leader and Innovator in youth development through music and performing arts.
BD Performing Arts use performing arts as a conduit for developing young leaders in this world. Our core values are the foundation of everything we do. Our Core Values represent what is important to us and directs everything we do in pursuit of our Vision and Mission. Innovative Excellence: We strive to achieve excellence through embracing innovation in every aspect of our programs, initiatives, services, products, and operations. Entrepreneurial: We approach all challenges and opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit, thoughtfully taking risks to achieve our vision and mission. Student Focus: We have a relentless focus on students which results in enriching the lives of young people. Leadership: As an organization and as individuals, we promote, foster and recognize leadership as a key to achieving our mission. Global Citizenship: We embrace our role as global citizens by demonstrating social responsibility and ethical behavior across all our activities. Principles: We live by a set of Principles that guide our conduct and behavior.
BD Performing Arts carries our mission and vision through programs and education within the performing arts. We have proven to be an industry leader throughout the last 60 years. Permanently influencing thousands of youth people and helping them develop into entrepreneurial leaders and that influence everyone in their lives.
Measuring progress in human development can prove difficult but rewarding. BDPA is able to measure our progress through tracking the members that go through our program and watching their success as they growth into adults and become the leaders of tomorrow.
BDPA is constantly enhancing our culture and philosophy. Always looking for ways to do what we do better. BDPA continues to influence and development youth leaders throughout the world. BDPA is committed to innovative excellence in all things and will continue to strength the brand and push the limits of the performing arts activity to become global citizens.
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Board of Directors
as of 12/20/2018
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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?
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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?