DRUM MAJOR Application Form 2020
Welcome and thank you for showing an interest in being a part of the Student Leadership Team. We hope you will find the application process to be interesting and enriching regardless of the outcome. This application represents a significant departure from the standard way of selecting student leaders. If you have any questions about the process or your application, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Good luck and work hard to best represent yourself throughout this process.
==All student leaders MUST have at least one year of Marching Band experience.==
REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE POSITIONS
-if needed an Assistant Drum Major position may be added at the director’s discretion.
10th or 11th graders.
1-The applicant must complete the online registration application prior to FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020.
2-Applicants MUST be willing/able to attend the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy at either
Kutztown University Location July 6-9, 2020 or West Chester University Location July 20-23, 2020.
Requirements to be demonstrated:
1-All facets of marching, including but not limited to marking time, roll step, excellent body carriage, and pivot turns
2-Vocal commands, including but not limited to: attention, parade rest, mark time, halt, and turns.
3-Voice projection and clarity are important factors.
4-The Role of the Drum Major: the most visible position in the marching band is that of drum major. This person is the leader on the street. The drum major exemplifies the spirit, dignity, and bearing of the entire band, and therefore should possess these qualities to the highest degree.
5- Field conductor(s) of the marching unit. These students must be available before and after each rehearsal, and often act as a liaison between the staff and the unit.
6-Please be prepared to conduct at your interview.
You will asked to conduct to any/all of these recordings in front of the staff:
[Toaccato & Fugue]
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to keep accurate time, give dynamics, cues and use a beat pattern that can be seen and understood.
GREAT intro to conducting:
First and last name
Just to reiterate: As mentioned in the above description, Drum Major applicants MUST be willing/able to attend the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy at either Kutztown University Location July 6-9, 2020 or the West Chester University Location July 20-23, 2020. The WMBPA will pay 50% of the cost of the camp tuition, to help you attend. More info here:
Yes, this is clear, and I understand.
I will attend the April 15, 2020 live audition/interview with the staff as listed on the WissMarchingArts.org Schedule page.
Which position(s) are you interested in?
What are your greatest personal strengths?
What are some areas in which the organization could improve and how would you improve them?
Current Grade in school
Please understand that if chosen, you will be held to a higher standard of behavior, performance, and work ethic than your peers. You must be willing to make that sacrifice so that others around you may succeed. Serving in this capacity will not only provide others with a better experience, but will provide you with a tremendous growth opportunity that will serve you for years to come.
I agree with the above statement.
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