Rise Performing Arts

A nonprofit organization

$1,050 raised by 12 donors

21% complete

$5,000 Goal

Rise Performing Arts aspires to provide accessible performance opportunities for all young performers in our local communities. We thrive in an atmosphere of excellence and encourage community engagement through the performing arts. Our vision is to be the destination for youth arts education in CO.


"My time with Rise Percussion was one of the most formative and foundational experiences I have ever had. Not only did it train me to be a better and more confident drummer and performer by honing my craft and musicianship, but it also taught me many invaluable skills that I have carried forward into my career and life. Collaboration, dedication, perseverance, teamwork, and the mentality of striving for a collective goal are all meaningful values that steer the way I try to live my life to this day." - Griffin Pierce


Rise Performing Arts is dedicated to making opportunities for young performers to develop skills and master their craft accessible to communities across the Denver metro area, bringing art and music into communities, enriching culture and community.

Background Statement

Rise Performing Arts was founded in 2012 as a response to the need for more opportunities for young people drum competitively at a high level. Our founding ensemble, Rise Percussion has performed in the springs of 2013-2023 and is preparing to perform in the spring of 2024. In 2017, the ensemble competed in Open Class at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH and placed 2nd in the world. Since then, Rise Percussion has competed at the world class level.

In addition to Rise Percussion, RPA has fielded a separate Open Class ensemble, The Forge Percussion Ensemble (formerly Rise 2 and Signal Percussion) as well as a Winterguard, Daylight.

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the indoor percussion community and completely halted our competitive season in 2020. However, because we knew how important performing together was for our students, we put together a virtual ensemble in the Spring of 2021. Many of those students perform in our ensembles today.

Organization Data


Organization name

Rise Performing Arts

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Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 9439
Denver, CO 80209

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US

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