The long awaited return of the original Velvet Knights of Anaheim, California Drum & Bugle
Corps arrives just in time for the celebration of the corps’ 50th Anniversary. Alumni members from this legendary corps’ 1963 – 1997 heydays, as well as past adoring enthusiasts, are ready to bring back the “VK style” bigger and better than ever.
Heeding the call of a faithful and devoted DCI nation, the original Velvet Knights of Anaheim, California are reassembling and are already generating much excitement for their anticipated return to the public stage this summer in preparation for this storied organization’s 50th Anniversary in 2013 and 2014.
As part of the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps long awaited return, several members from this American original’s successful past have organized an Alumni Corps ready to bring entertainment “VK Style” back to their legion of faithful and longing fans. Excitement abounds as both longtime friends from tours past, as well as first time members wanting to be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience that only the VK brand can provide, will align for the sole purpose of placing this beloved corps back in the spotlight.
One thing that has never changed is this corps’ commitment to remain an irreverent ensemble of talented musicians and color guard line that will always cling to their own brand of entertainment that keeps them not only a Southern California institution, but a nationwide DCI sensation.
The goals of the Velvet Knights Alumni, Inc. are simple:
Membership will be built from the talented depths of the original Velvet Knights Drum &
Bugle Corps, as well as any other former DCI corps members that has ever wanted to be a part of this special ensemble
The Alumni Corps will be dedicated to the fan favorite “VK Style” of the 80s and 90s
The Alumni Corps will perform at various local standstill presentations and community
events in 2013/2014
The Alumni Corps will participate in 2015 DCI performances to celebrate the Velvet Knights 50th Anniversary
The Alumni Corps will continue as a performing group after all the fun and excitement of
Are you ready for the sights, the sounds, the vibe… THE SHOES??? The Velvet Knights Alumni Corps is here and Drum Corps life in Southern California and beyond will never be the same again!
The 2014/2015 Board of Directors for the the VKAC are:
Steve Sankey – President
Steve Litten – Vice President
Mike Razo – Secretary
Barbra Cole – Treasurer
Steve Smith – Member at Large