Arsenal Performing Arts, Inc. was founded in 2016 in Albuquerque, NM as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization by a group of like-minded individuals with a common goal of starting the only drum and bugle corps in the State of New Mexico. We are dedicated to the marching arts in our region by providing an educational experience not only in performing arts but the lessons necessary to make our members responsible individuals in wherever their respective paths in life take them. With a fully qualified operational and educational staff, we are committed to making Arsenal an organization that will be a well-respected ambassador to the marching activities for the "Duke-Sun City Corridor" calling Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX our homes.
Arsenal PA's Flagship organization, Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps, has performed in the SoundSport Catagory of Drum Corps International since the 2017 Season.
"Marching three years with Arsenal has taught me so much. You have to give more than 100 percent every time, expect more out of yourself as well as find something to improve every single rep which is exactly what drum corps is all about, as well as creating an strong friendship with your corps mates. I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for Arsenal, which is why this corps, my 'home' corps, will always have a special place in my heart. "
-Peter Parra- Arsenal HOF
“Arsenal was the first real taste of what DCI actually is. Putting all that hard work gave me the experience and work ethic to push for something such as Crossmen. I’ll never forget Arsenal.”
2019 Arsenal Trumpet
"Auditioning and making Crossmen would not have been possible without Arsenal. The support from my family there and the experience I gained over the season all pushed me to strive and attain a goal some only dream of having. I never could have made Crossmen without the experience I gained and without the family I had supporting me. Arsenal means the world to me and I'm forever proud to call myself an Arsenal alumnus."
2019 Arsenal Tuba
"The activity of drum corps is something very special to me. The environment of the work ethic and the performance is extremely unique and truly wonderful. For my age-out, I will be marching with The Cadets, a world class drum corps. As everyone knows, DCI has different corps and ensembles categorized as World, Open, or Soundsport. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, regardless of classification title, Arsenal is a world class experience with a caring staff, talented members and offer an unforgettable summer. Thank you Arsenal, for not only helping me become a better performer and helping me advance to a “bigger” organization, but for shaping me as a different person!"
- Gerry Lara.-
2019 Arsenal Baritone
2020 The Cadets
"Arsenal has honestly meant so much to my journey, It helped me gain confidence in myself as a performer. Arsenal has also re-sparked my passion for this sport and even the career I want to go into. Arsenal will always be home and I know I have family that I can reach out too no matter what. #watchus"
2019 Arsenal Colorguard
2020 Seattle Cascades
“Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps was the best starting experience I could have ever asked for when getting into the drum corps world. It wasn’t being directed by the directors, or even playing the challenging music that made it great, but it was the people. The amount of diversity Arsenal had with the members being from all over the US made it incredible. Getting to know and starting a family with these new people was amazing. Don’t get me wrong, the music helped me learn so much and the staff taught me tremendously, but the culture within the group was something unforgettable.”
- James Diaz, Jr.-
2019 Arsenal Snare Line
"Being a member of Arsenal was instrumental to my decision to audition for a World Class drum corps. The SoundSport experience, as well as the amazing staff and community, really encouraged me to push myself to the next level. It was one of the most challenging yet rewarding decisions of my life and I'm very grateful to have had the experience!"
- Taryn Roe-
2019 Arsenal Colorguard
2020 Blue Knights