4 Day Marching Band Workshops
July 6 through 9, 2021
(DMA & Guard only)
July 26 through 29, 2021
Leadership Weekends & Seminars
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George N. Parks Drum Major Academy
Band Session for Brass and Woodwind
Clinics for Band Directors, Band Staff and Collegiate Music Majors
1 and 2 day Band Leadership Training Workshops feat. Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
GEORGE N. PARKS DRUM MAJOR ACADEMY
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Kutztown University - July 6-9, 2021
West Chester University - July 26-29, 2021
The George N. Parks Drum Major Academy is the ultimate experience for drum major training. The program is designed for current and aspiring drum majors. The curriculum focuses heavily on conducting, with each student receiving the basics of conducting theory, small group instruction and personal video analysis.
Additionally, students work in small groups for experience instructing and leading peers toward a common performance goal. The Academy also focuses on marching and leadership skills to ensure each Drum Major can be an ideal role model for their band.
Each student returns to his or her school as an enthusiastic asset to their band program.
COLOR GUARD SESSIONS
FLAG, RIFLE, SABER
The color guard program is organized by Todd Marcocci and his staff of nationally recognized clinicians. The sessions are designed for students of all experience levels, and guaranteed to motivate and improve individual performance skills.
Students will focus on a primary piece of equipment to improve their skills as well as being given opportunities to work with other colorguard elements. The workshop also provides students with lessons in body work, choreography and staging.
Additional Staff of Nationally
Recognized Instructors and Performers
STUDENT LEADERSHIP MARCHING BAND - West Chester University Only
FOR BRASS & WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALISTS
Everyone involved with your marching band program will benefit from this comprehensive and dynamic workshop. The instructional staff of the West Chester University Marching Band lead brass and woodwind students of all experience levels in sessions that focus on the fundamentals of every successful band.
Over the course of the workshop band members put together short performance as a vehicle to work on rehearsal, marching and leadership techniques. Students go home with an expanded toolbox of skills and the energy they need to jump-start the marching band season.
PERCUSSION SESSIONS - West Chester University Only
MARCHING BATTERY & PIT PERCUSSION
The Marching and Pit Percussion Tracks incorporate the techniques necessary to develop a quality percussion program. Students can then apply these fundamentals to all styles and mediums of percussion performance.
As the workshop progresses, students will be challenged to maintain basic percussion skills while developing reading and musicianship skills.
Thom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar (West Chester University only) is carefully designed to develop the mental and physical aspects of percussion performance. Emphasis is placed on technique, reading, and musicianship, as well as a positive attitude, leadership skills, and uniform playing style.
TWIRLING SESSIONS - West Chester University Only
SINGLE AND MULTIPLE BATONS
The Twirling Session focuses on many different fundamentals and skills that are essential to the art of baton twirling.
Overall instruction is provided in different areas of guard, dance, and twirling, as well as a focus on the individual needs of each student.