Drum Major and Leadership Institute

The DMLI Will Return in Summer 2021

The Colorado State University Drum Major and Leadership Institute is designed to train high school drum majors and section leaders in the areas of peer mentorship, visual technique instruction, music performance techniques, conflict resolution, and conducting. During the institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact with students from around the region including members of the CSU marching band leadership team, and a nationally-renowned clinical staff. Using a part lecture/ part group participation method, our institute seeks to give student leaders the tools to be successful inside and outside of their band program. Whether you are currently a student leader in your band, or aspiring to become one, our institute is here to develop YOU!

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 3-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!

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, if you are staying on campus, include a fan, alarm clock, extra towel, swimsuit, and a water bottle; sheets and linens are provided as part of your housing.

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 3-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 tools 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!

Details

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

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, if you are staying on campus, include a fan, alarm clock, extra towel, swimsuit, and a water bottle; sheets and linens are provided as part of your housing.

Cost and Registration

Participant Packages — Sample Pricing and Inclusions

2020 Package details will be available on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

Participant Package $400/per student:

  • DMLI Program, Thursday-Saturday
  • Boxed lunches, Thursday-Saturday
  • Two commemorative event t-shirts
  • Institute Notebook
  • Instruction from nationally renowned clinical staff and members of the CSU Marching band leadership team

Optional Housing Packages: (Only for participants staying on campus during institute)

On-campus Accommodations with Private Bedroom: $145.21/per student (in addition to the $400 participant fee)

Package Includes:

  • Air-conditioned bedroom with private bathroom
  • Single/Private Room
  • On-campus breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • On-campus dinner on Friday
  • Transportation to/from program venue and residence hall
  • On-campus parking

On-campus Accommodations with Shared Bedroom: $103.45/per student (In addition to the $400 participant fee)

Package Includes:

  • Air-conditioned bedroom with private bathroom
  • Bedroom shared with one other program participant
  • On-campus breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • On-campus dinner on Friday
  • Transportation to/from program venue and residence hall
  • On-campus parking
Important Dates

Cancellation requests must be received by CSU Conference & Event Services by no later than June 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. MST.  A $35.00 processing fee will be charged for each cancellation.

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