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organizational news | programs update | vanguard spotlight
committees report | VHS Update | what's coming
Organizational Update
From Executive Director, Jeremy Van Wert
Click here to watch the latest organizational update! In this episode, Jeremy shares some truimphs and challenges as we enter the competitive season.
Each year, Vanguard is reborn. While every corps carries the responsibility of honoring the legacy of the over 50 corps before them, they must also claim ownership of their place in history. As we close the chapter on 2022, we take a look at what connects each class of Vanguard through time and how each transcends the past to explore new creative frontiers. Donate this #GivingTuesday, November 29th, to support the next and most important chapter of our collective history!

Start your journey to become a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard today! This November and December, we will host 3-day events designed to give prospective BRASS, COLOR GUARD and PERCUSSION auditionees the full Vanguard Experience. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, you'll get a taste of drum corps life - sleeping in a gym, eating from our food truck, and rehearsing with our world class staff. Come ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have a great time!

The three camps are taking place on:

November 18-20th: TX - DFW Area

November 25-27th: CA - SoCal Area (No percussion)

December 2-4th: CA - Bay Area

Interest for the 2023 season is extremely high. If you know someone who wants to audition have them visit and fill out the form to get started. 
November 18-20th: TX - DFW Area
November 25-27th: CA - SoCal Area (No percussion)
December 2-4th: CA - Bay Area
VHS Update
Photo Credit: Margaret Sault

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We are collecting stories of Vanguard and building a site to document them on the web. We have built momentum with a group of volunteers working on the site. Now our main need is a content editor to give the site a consistent voice that tells the rich stories of Vanguard. 


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Committees Report

Alumni Association:

  • Interested in joining a committee? 
  • The 5K committee is starting up and meeting every 2 weeks until June. If you want to be a part of our 3rd Annual race, there is still time to join our team! We’ll be happy to have you! Email for more information.

  • The Engagement Committee meets once a month or as needed. If you want to be part of a team that gets alumni together, join our team! We’d love to see you there! Email for more information.

  • Want to start your own committee? Let us know! Email with your ideas.

  • Thank you to all who participated in the annual Alumni Survey! The data from the survey will be promptly analyzed and presented at our November association meeting. Join our next virtual meeting November 15th at 6:30pm PST. 

    • You can find notes from the October meeting here

Pre-Order Now!
2022 SCV Merch Still Available
Check out some new gear!
Dates to Remember
  • SCV Viper Shirt 11/7-11/20
  • VMAPA Alumni Association Meeting Nov, 15th @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm PST
  • SCV Audition Camp: TX-DFW Nov, 18-20
  • SCV Audition Camp: CA-SoCal Area Nov, 25-27
  • SCV Audition Camp: CA-Bay Area Dec, 2-4
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