In a remarkable collaboration between Delta Airlines and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), Reign City Riot, a prominent ensemble of the Rainbow City Performing Arts (RCPA), has been featured in the "10 Years and Climbing" promotional campaign alongside our partners, OL Reign. This exciting initiative aims to celebrate the accomplishments of Reign City Riot, while also highlighting the talent and dedication of NWSL players like Olivia Van der Jagt and Bethany Balcer. Let's delve into the significance of this collaboration and explore the background of RCPA and the NWSL.
10 Years and Climbing: A Commemoration of Reign City Riot's Journey
Reign City Riot is a sports band comprised of LGBTQIA+ and allied members based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2015, this vibrant group has captured soccer fans with their energetic performances and inclusive spirit. The collaboration with Delta Airlines and the NWSL is a testament to their remarkable journey "10 Years and Climbing" by being included as one of the six NWSL fan experiences included in the series. The piece includes an explanation of how the band was founded out of the exuberance of the fans themselves and has grown into a major force of sound and support for the team in their new large venue, Lumen Field.
By being an LGBTQIA+ organization featured as part of the "10 Years and Climbing" promotional campaign, this underscores the significance of diversity, inclusivity, and celebrating LGBTQ+ talent within the sports and arts communities.
Showcasing Inspiring Interviews
The collaboration between Delta Airlines, NWSL, and Reign City Riot includes captivating interviews with members of RCPA and influential NWSL players, such as Olivia Van der Jagt and Bethany Balcer. These interviews delve into the experiences, challenges, and triumphs faced by the performers and athletes, emphasizing their journeys in "10 Years and Climbing."
Interviews of our members include the leader of Rainbow City Drumline and founding member of Reign City Riot, John Arrowsmith. John explains how the team slowly grew to what it is today. It also includes an interview with long time member Pamela Bezona, who is a key staff member of Rainbow City Concert Band. She discusses the close relationship between our organization and that of the team. Many of our members were featured showing the broad diversity of our members in this and all the ensembles of RCPA.
Rainbow City Performing Arts: Fostering Creativity and Inclusivity
Rainbow City Performing Arts (RCPA) is a non-profit organization that encompasses various ensembles, including Reign City Riot. RCPA's primary mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ individuals to express their creativity through music, dance, and color guard. The organization aims to empower its members and foster a sense of belonging within the community. RCPA performs many styles of music and aims to support the community at public community events as well as presenting concerts of diverse music with opportunities to learn about new concepts and unknown composers. RCPA performs all year around throughout Seattle and greater Western Washington.
The collaboration between Delta Airlines, the NWSL, and Reign City Riot in the "10 Years and Climbing" promotional campaign is a remarkable celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and LGBTQ+ talent in both the arts and sports communities. This initiative highlights the remarkable journey of Reign City Riot and serves as a reminder of the progress made over the past decade. Through captivating interviews with members of RCPA and OL Reign players, this campaign showcases the power of perseverance, unity, and the collective spirit of "10 Years and Climbing."