Legends inspires young musicians and performers to achieve their dreams through standards of excellence.
In 2001, I started a program for brass and percussion students at Portage Central High School. This developed into forming the Legends Performing Arts Association with a vision to see a DCI corps in Michigan. Since then, we have provided a number of experiences for the youth and we begin our 13th season with a drum corps of nearly 150 members. Legends Drum Corps has been a DCI World Semifinalist since 2015 and Open Class Bronze Medalist in 2016 and 2017.
We are now working towards Vision 2020, which begins with the 'Friends of Legends' program. Over the years, we have not sought out annual giving to pave a sustainable future for the organization. During this holiday season, we begin to reach out to our community and ask that you become a part of our base of support as a key pillar to our success. By 2020, I see an organization supported by a $1 million endowment fund, the development of new programs and educational initiatives, and a facility for our equipment.
Our mission is to develop and enrich lives of youth through performing arts. The three priorities we focus on are education, entertainment, and excellence. We achieve this through performing ensembles, events, and workshops. Additionally, our Partners in Education program connects area music programs with support of performance equipment.
Legends impacts many young lives through our programs. The video on this campaign is an example of what Legends means to its members. These life-changing experiences are possibile through your support. Your contribution will aid in our daily operational efforts, regular capital replacement and upkeep costs, and our continued efforts in supplementing our program costs. As we look towards the future, the vision continues to see a strong organization that provides these opportunites to young individuals that have a desire to attain the highest level of excellence.
Thank you for becoming a 'Friend of Legends' and supporting us during this holiday season. Your contribution will count towards the Newman's Own $500,000 Holiday Challenge from November 21, 2017 through January 3, 2018.
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Legends is a worldwide recognized brand with thanks to our participation with Drum Corps International (DCI) and our partners, including Yamaha, Remo, Innovative Percussion, Sabian, Pageantry Innovations, TreeWorks Chimes, Fred J Miller, and Director's Showcase International.