Leadership in Marching Band
Author: Mark Kveton (BIO)
Year Created: 2020
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm each day (pacific)
For any leader in the band or color guard, or anyone who wants to be! This week of interactive virtual sessions will give high school and college-aged students the opportunity to engage with experts in the fields of leadership, communications, and performance.
While you learn, you will meet other marching band members and build a new community of fellow leaders. Expanding on Pacific Crest’s Drum Major Camp, the Leadership in Marching Band master class builds on a decade of student development for marching band programs across the country.
The series will contain group discussions, lectures, independent training activities, and breakout sessions. The best part? You can do this all from the comfort of your home!
This course is tailored for any student looking to hone and enhance their leadership skills — open to current as well as prospective leaders, including drum majors, section leaders, and color guard captains.
- Understanding your leadership style
- Communication and interpersonal relationships
- Conflict resolution
- Section-specific breakouts (conducting, color guard, winds, percussion)
- Being an advocate for your band director and staff
- Working with your leadership team
- Creating a group culture
- Setting goals
- Maintaining your physical and mental health
Week at a Glance:
All participants will receive a digital packet of resources at the end of the week.