Drum Major and Leadership Institute

Dates: June 4-6, 2020

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!

2020 Institute Clinicians

Dr. T. André Feagin

Dr. T. André FeaginDr. T. André Feagin serves as assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands at Colorado State University. His job duties include serving as conductor of the Symphonic Band, director of the CSU Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, and Presidential Pep Band. In addition, he teaches undergraduate conducting and marching band techniques. Prior to this appointment, he served as director of bands at Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina) and associate director of bands at the University of Texas at El Paso. His secondary teaching experience include serving as director of bands at Watkins Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Tennessee).

Dr. Feagin has appeared with numerous All-state, regional honor bands, and professional ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Engagements include serving as guest conductor with the 2019 American Spring Festival (Czech Republic), conductor of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Concert Band, conductor of the Massachusetts All-State Band, the New Mexico All-State Concert Band, and the New England Intercollegiate Band. He has presented clinics on conducting, leadership, and the marching arts at the Arizona Music Educators Association State Convention, The Savannah State University Conducting Workshop (GA), The Universiti Teknologi MARA in Selangor, Malaysia, the South Carolina Music Educators Association State Convention, the Georgia State University Leadership Institute, the New England Band Directors Institute (NH), and the National Association for Music Education National Conference. 

Dr. Feagin was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America in the inaugural Young Composer/Conductors Mentor Project sponsored by the National Band Association. In 2012, he was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Academy Band at West Point during the Association of Concert Bands National Convention.

Dr. Feagin’s research and scholarly activities include serving as a teacher resource guide contributor in four volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series (GIA Publications). His doctoral research studies Spanish wind composer Bernardo Adam Ferrero and his wind composition Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a proclamation of “Professor T. André Feagin Day” from the Mayor and City Council of El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Feagin’s experience in Drum Corps International (DCI) expands two decades. Previous appointments include serving as brass caption head of the Santa Clara Vanguard and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. He has served on the brass staff of the Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, and is the former executive director and brass caption head of the 2007 DCI Division III World Champion Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. As a performing member, he served four-years as conductor of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the recipient of the DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award in 2000 and the DCI Division III Director of the Year Award in 2007. He continues his involvement in the marching arts serving as a clinician, consultant, adjudicator, music arranger, visual designer, and program coordinator for some of the nation’s finest high school and university band programs. Dr. Feagin currently serves as the director and coordinator of the Drum Major and Leadership Institute (DMLI) at Colorado State University, a summer institute focused on the development of high school student leaders.

Dr. Feagin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where he was a student of Gregg I. Hanson. He holds a Master of Music degree in instrumental wind conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. He is grateful for his teachers and mentors that have shaped his passion for conducting and music. Among them are Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Kraig Alan Williams, Pat Morrow, and Darry Pilkington. Dr. Feagin holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Band and Ensembles, Minority Band Directors Association, Patron of Mu Phi Epsilon, and honorary memberships in both Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

 

Trey Harris

Trey HarrisTrey Harris, a native of Florida, was raised in Elizabethton, Tennessee, where he attended Elizabethton High School. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Music Education. While at ETSU, he was a member of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, Faculty Brass Quintet, Men’s Choir, Mixed Chorale, and the 7 Bucs Worth Men’s Ensemble. He studied trumpet with Dr. James O’Donnell.

Mr. Harris started his career as the assistant director at Pulaski County High School in 1995.  There he was the director of the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Winter Guard. In 1996 he began his tenure with the Bassett band program. During this time, the Bassett bands have grown from 75 students to over 160. They have consistently received superior ratings from all ensembles at the VBODA Concert and Marching Assessments, as well as numerous local, regional, state, and national awards. The BHS Marching Band has been named the USBands Group 5 Open State Champions for the last seven years. During this time, they have also finished in the top five in the nation in Group 5 Open at the US Bands National Championships finishing second three separate times. In 2012 the Symphonic Band was honored to play at the Virginia Music Educators State Convention (VMEA) held at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Mr. Harris has served as a clinician, judge, conductor, and designer across the country, involved with groups from Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Kentucky. Additionally, he served as a staff member with the 2009, 2010, and 2018 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band as well as the Wind Track director for the Western Carolina University Summer Symposium. He has also been a part of many podcast recordings on The Marching Roundtable.

Mr. Harris drum corps experience includes two years as a member of the World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition, he served as member of the brass staff for The Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Harris resides in Bassett, Virginia with his wife, Sheri, and their two daughters Anne Catherine and Addison.

Greg Basham

Greg BashamGreg Basham has been a teacher, school leader and consultant for the last 24 years. An employee of Hillsborough County Public Schools for the last 14 years, Mr. Basham currently serves as the supervisor of Educational Leadership and Professional Development for the Hillsborough Principal Pipeline. Previously, he served as the assistant principal of Magnet Curriculum at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts, assistant principal of student affairs at Plant High School and the director of instrumental music at Joe. E. Newsome High School in Hillsborough County. Mr. Basham formally began his career in leadership development serving as the lead mentor for the Assistant Principal Mentor Program. He is responsible for the development of both aspiring leaders and new leaders for the entire school district. He oversees the curriculum development for the Future Leaders Academy, Assistant Principal Induction Program, and the Assistant Principal Mentor Program. In addition, he serves as coordinator for the professional development activities for all 433 assistant principals.

Mr. Basham has always been focused on developing the leadership capabilities of young people. As a band director, his students were involved in the decision making processes for the band program and responsible for helping the band achieve its goals each year. During his tenure as an assistant principal, he continued to find ways for students to share their voice and take part in the decision making process at his school. Shortly after becoming a member of the district staff, Mr. Basham continued to work closely with students to develop their capacity as leaders. In 2017, he held the first ever student congress in Hillsborough County, bringing together 270 students from all 27 high schools with district staff to discuss district policies and provide possible solutions for the Superintendent and his Cabinet to consider to improve various aspects of the students education.

Prior to coming to Tampa, Mr. Basham spent 10 years teaching band in Knoxville, Tennessee at Halls High School and Central High School. He continues involvement by serving as a show designer, educator, clinician and adjudicator for marching arts programs across the United States.  Mr. Basham is a regular guest on the Marching Round Table podcast and has served as a consultant for the Bush Institute on the School Leadership Initiative and for the Wallace Foundations work on their school leadership initiatives in San Diego, California, and Broward County, Florida.

Mr. Basham holds a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of South Florida.  He is currently a candidate in the doctor of education (Ed. D.) program in program development with an emphasis in educational innovation at the University of South Florida. Mr. Basham is certified by the Florida Department of Education in Instrumental Music (K-12), Educational Leadership (K-12), and School Principal (K-12).

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.

Contact

T. André Feagin

Assistant Professor of Music; Assistant Director of Bands

T.Feagin@colostate.edu

(970) 491-5973