The Blue Devils offer young men and women between the ages of 8 and 21 quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of musical and dance performance. Founded in 1957, the Blue Devils' objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional, mental, and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort. Over 1000 young people currently participate in BDPA programs, and over 8,000 young people, in 2,000 families, have been served by the Blue Devils organization since 1957.
Entirely community-funded, the direction of the Blue Devils is guided by a dedicated and unified effort of volunteer parents and a professional teaching staff, who work in close harmony with the young members to create and maintain a proud, responsible, youth organization. All instruments, instruction, and costumes are provided to participants who pay a modest annual participation fee. The Blue Devils organization currently offers seven youth programs.
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.