After five years of entertaining audiences, innovating and setting the standard for indoor percussion in Arizona, Dark Sky Percussion will relocate its Open Class ensemble to Los Angeles, California for the 2013 season.
Dark Sky was founded in 2007 and has since won five consecutive WGAZ State Championships as well as proving a consistent finalist at WGI events, most recently celebrating a 4th place finish at the 2012 WGI World Championship Finals. More importantly, we have played a role in the positive development of many performers, on and off the competitive stage.
The success of our first five years would not have been possible without a committed membership, a dedicated and highly-qualified staff, and the vision, efforts and support of many. Perhaps most significant have been our partnerships with two incredible host schools over the years: without the unfailing support of directors Chris Elias [Sinagua High School, Flagstaff] and Jason Harrison [Horizon High School, Scottsdale], Dark Sky would have forever remained a dream.
Though this announcement raises many questions, one should not be our commitment to percussion in Arizona: our Open Class ensemble is moving on, but we are excited about the development of several new opportunities that will continue reaching young percussionists in Arizona. Details of these and Dark Sky Percussion [Open]’s 2013 season will be announced in the coming weeks.
We are grateful for the wonderful memories and opportunities to touch so many lives, and we look forward to doing more of the same in the years to come.
At Dark Sky Percussion, our future has never looked brighter!