Marching Band Leadership Camp
Sunday, July 5 - Friday, July 10, 2015
The FSU Marching Band Leadership Camp reaches beyond the basics to build team leaders with comprehensive music and leadership skills. We provide a unique experience for any student wishing to be involved with their high school marching unit, and have trained many of the finest drum majors and student leaders in the Southeast. Instruction will incorporate all drum major styles with an emphasis on developing leadership skills, and conducting styles and techniques. Campers will work on communication skills, group dynamics, score analysis, block drills and more. All instructors at this camp are former drum majors of the FSU Marching Chiefs. A sample daily schedule has been provided below. Each evening, students can participate in recreational activities.
This camp does not include a color guard component but color guard members are welcome to attend for the leadership training.
This camp will require outdoor activity in hot summer conditions.
Campers must have attended grades 9-12 in the ‘14-’15 school year and have one year of high school marching band experience.
(Rising 9th graders during summer 2015 are not eligible).
|Ability Level||Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced drum majors, section leaders, band captains and others wishing to become part of their marching leadership personnel with at least one year of high school marching band experience.|
|Cost for Day Campers||
Includes tuition only. No housing or meals.
|Cost for Overnight Campers||
Cost includes tuition and housing with three meals per day.
|Other costs||Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.|
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Be sure to visit our Preparing For Camp section for detailed information about check-in.
Friday, July 10, 2015
A final pass & review will be held on this day. Check-out will follow this event.
|Audition Required?||No audition required.|
|How to Register||You can register online or by mail. Click here for registration information and to register online.|
|Available Discounts:||Online Early Bird, Matching, and FSU Faculty/Staff Discounts apply to this camp. Visit the Discounts page to learn more.|
|Instruments:||All campers, except drummers, must bring their marching instrument to camp. Drummers should bring sticks only. (Instruments are needed for score interpretation and preparation lessons.)|
All concert times are subject to change.
Pass & Review: Friday, July 10 - 2:30pm
All campers will participate in the pass & review.
|Important Things to Note||
|What To Pack||Specific packing information can be found in your handbook, but click here for a quick list of some camp essentials.|
Do you need to be picked-up at the airport or bus station? Read more about our Shuttle Service here.
Deadline to request shuttle service is 2 weeks before your camp starts! Shuttle Service Form.
Housing at the dorm begins at the designated check-in times. But we know that travel arrangements sometimes require you to arrive early or leave late. An extra night of housing is required if you are arriving the day before check-in, arriving anytime between midnight and 8am on check-in day, or leaving the day after check-out. Extra housing is also available in the dorms for the evening of July 4 for students who wish to attend both Band Camp for Senior High and Marching Band Leadership. Click here to read more about Extra Housing.
Deadline to submit an extra housing request is 2 weeks before your camp starts! Extra Housing Request Form.
Deadline to submit your roommate request is 2 weeks before your camp starts! Roommate Request Form.
Mr. James Bruce, Director of Bands, Manatee High School, FL
Dr. David Hedgecoth, Faculty in Music Education, The Ohio State University
|SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE|
|8:30-10:00am||Leadership Training Procedures|
|10:15-11:30am||Squad Fundamentals & Demonstrations|
|1:00-2:15pm||Conducting & Leadership Techniques|
|2:30-4:00pm||Score Interpretation/Analysis/Score Preparation|
|4:00-5:00pm||Rest & Relaxation|
|7:00-9:00pm||Evening Activities (see below)|
|SAMPLE NIGHT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE|
|Thursday||Help Sessions & Evaluations|