Drum Major and Leadership Academy

June 18-21, 2017

The Colorado State University Drum Major and Leadership Academy is designed to teach high school drum majors and section leaders conducting, peer teaching, and leadership skills, preparing them for enhanced roles in their school band program.

This camp is designed to instruct a complete “team” of leaders in a marching ensemble. Although this isn’t mandatory, your experience will be most effective if your entire leadership team is involved.

Whether your marching band is competitive or non-competitive, the skills you learn at this camp will benefit your entire band program.

Drum Majors

Learn how to successfully lead your band, conduct clearly and effectively from the ladder, and teach your peers.

 

Description

Join us for an exciting 4-day camp featuring nationally recognized clinicians. In the Drum Major camp, we work with you to develop your full potential as a student leader in your band program. We develop your skills as a leader, a peer teacher, and as the conductor on the field. At the end of camp, you will walk away as a confident field conductor with a full bag of tricks to make your band even better!

Instructors
Richard Frey – Conducting
Matthew Arau – Student Leadership
Todd Zimbelman – Peer Teaching
Details

A notebook with camp materials will be provided. You need to dress comfortably for the camp in which you are participating. Good shoes and comfortable clothing for marching/movement are essential! Additional suggested items to bring include a fan, alarm clock, extra towel, swimsuit, and a water bottle. If you are staying on campus, sheets and linens are provided as part of your housing.

Sample Schedule
Day 1 Registration at 3 p.m.
 
1st Full Day
8 a.m. - Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - Leadership Session
10:30 p.m. - Peer Teaching
12 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Conducting
2:30 p.m. - Full Ensemble Rehearsal skills
3:30 p.m. - Conducting
4:30 p.m. - Leadership
5 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Leadership activities
8 p.m. - Group activities at the dorm, trip to Student Rec Center, etc.
11 p.m. - Lights out
 
Last Day
Camp concludes at 5 p.m.

Section Leaders

Learn how to effectively run sectionals, understand how to fix problems on the marching field, and learn to work with other section leaders to build an incredible leadership structure at your school.

 

Description

Join us for an exciting 4-day camp featuring nationally recognized clinicians. In the Section Leader camp, we work with you to develop your full potential as a student leader in your band program. Through an integrated curriculum, you will develop your own marching skills, learn how to teach your peers, and explore what it means to be a student leader. At the end of camp, you will walk away with a full bag of tricks to make your section and your band even better!

Note to High School Directors: To take the fullest advantage of the camp, consider sending your “student leadership team.” When everyone’s on the same page from the beginning, great things happen!

Instructors
Todd Zimbelman – Peer Teaching
Matthew Arau – Student Leadership
Richard Frey – Conducting
 
Details

Section Leaders, if you are a brass or woodwind player, please bring your marching instrument. If you are a percussionist, we will provide keyboard/mallet instruments to work with. Please bring your own pair of mallets.

A notebook with camp materials will be provided. You need to dress comfortably for the camp in which you are participating. Good shoes and comfortable clothing for marching/movement are essential! Additional suggested items to bring include a fan, alarm clock, extra towel, swimsuit, and a water bottle. If you are staying on campus, sheets and linens are provided as part of your housing.

Sample Schedule
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - Leadership Session
10:30 p.m. - Peer Teaching
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - How to lead an incredible sectional
2:30 p.m. - Full Ensemble Rehearsal skills
3:30 p.m. - Section Leader Techniques
4:30 p.m. - Leadership
5:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Leadership activities
8:00 p.m. - Group activities at the dorm, trip to Student Rec Center, etc.
11:00 p.m. - Lights out

Cost and Registration

Choice A / Resident

2017 Resident Price is $405: WITH housing, WITH meals. The fee covers all instruction and materials, double occupancy accommodations, use of facilities, and all activities. Meals included in this price begin Monday at breakfast and conclude Wednesday with lunch.

Choice B / Commuter

2017 Commuter Price is $330: WITHOUT housing, WITH lunch only. The fee covers all instruction and materials, use of facilities, and all activities. Meals included in this price are lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Additional Inclusions
  • Instruction from a nationally recognized staff who are focused on helping you achieve your fullest potential.
  • Your camp notebook and all other teaching materials.
  • Camp T-shirt
Important Dates
Cancellation with refund (minus processing fee) – June 1
Late registration begins (additional $25 charge) – June 1
Online registration closes – June 11
Registration

Click here for 2017 Registration.

Camp Information and FAQ

General Information Letter
Meal Information
Dorm Information

Contact

Richard Frey

Associate Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
Conducting

Richard.Frey@colostate.edu

(970) 491-5973

Copper Ferreira

Special Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Ensemble Coordinator

Copper.Ferreira@colostate.edu

(970) 491-1584