Marching Band
Marching Band

Marching Band at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27

Carolina Crown, Corps-in-Residence 

Imagine a place where you can send your band members for a week of inspiring experiences, training that enhances your own teaching, and returns your students to you ready to take the lead! That place is the Marching Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium.

CrownCorpsinResidenceThe Summer Symposium marching band is ideal for training section leaders. Send one student from each section and when they return home they can help to spread excellence and fundamentals to the rest of the ensemble.

The marching band track teaches more than just marching and music. Students learn the fundamentals of dance and body movement. They learn how to communicate with section-mates, and how to read drill charts and clean drill. Students experience detailed instruction and learn excellence from world-class educators.

Innovative, current and relevant information on music and marching fundamentals are taught by staff from the best high school bands in America, led by Division Coordinator Jeff Young. The curriculum is challenging for all levels. Students also experience team building, leadership and problem solving workshops.

MB Faculty2015Ver2Exciting Offerings for 2015

  • MFA’s world-class staff represents teachers from all over the country. Our Marching Band staff includes teachers from Broken Arrow, Avon, and Carmel – all top four finalists at the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

  • We are laser-focused on fundamentals and development of the individual, both musically and visually. Students learn skills that are applicable to all band programs and we encourage them to take these skills back to their own bands to grow in a positive direction.

  • “Inside the Circle” with Carolina Crown: experience the world champions in a way that few are allowed!

  • Marching band track members experience complete integration within the 2015 Carolina Crown competitive show drill.

  • New leadership curriculum: Our new leadership curriculum will focus on training future section leaders. Seminars for marching band students will be held with the drum major track division head Bobby Lambert, Director of Bands at 2014 Grand National Finalist Wando High School, SC. Building on successful clinics with Bobby last year, the Marching Band Division will develop leadership skills – even in young members!

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What do you need to bring?

  • Your marching instrument (in good working condition) with your name, address and school marked on the case.

  • A fold-up MUSIC STAND marked with your name, address and school. This is required of ALL marching band members.

  • Any necessary supplies or accessories, such as reeds, neck straps, valve oil, etc.

  • Comfortable/appropriate clothes (shorts & t-shirts): please note that you will be outside for the majority of your day.

  • Sunglasses/hat, water bottle, LOTS OF SUNSCREEN!

  • Lace-up athletic shoes with proper arch support for all practices and athletic (or thick) socks.

  • Khaki shorts for the DCI show and Final Performances