at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
- Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- June 23-28, 2014
- Leadership Weekend Experience: June 21-23
Side-by-Side With The Cavaliers in 2013!
The 2013 MFA Summer Symposium offered students the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps at a major DCI show. Marching band students learned drill sets and music from The Cavaliers’s show, and they performed with the corps Friday night at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Central Indiana show.
Marching Band Faculty also included:
Scott Atchison, University of Kentucky
Dan Alred, Carmel H.S., IN
James Stephens, Broken Arrow H.S., OK
Serafin Sanchez, Saxophonist, Composer, CO
Ed Roush, The Cavaliers, Eagleview M.S., CO
Katrina Fitzpatrick, Morton J.H.S., IL
Mike Bolla, Center Grove M.S. & H.S., IN
Chris Kreke, Carmel H.S., IN
Jordan Lalama, Ravenwood H.S., Blue Stars
Tom Weidner, Visual Designer
Brittany Mori, Awtrey M.S., Altoona H.S., GA
Jeff Young, Division Coordinator, Carmel H.S., Dynamic Marching
What You’ll Learn
While the performance opportunity with The Cavaliers is unforgettable, the focus is on much more than just learning a show. Each student will learn the important fundamentals involved in creating a high level performance, such as creating a balanced and musical sound at all dynamic levels, getting a uniform marching look, “cleaning” drill, creating music and visual effect and the student leadership necessary for a successful marching band. Students meet and get to know others from across the country, sharing with students from a variety of backgrounds who ultimately share their love for music-making. Students experience a national faculty, national standards and a safe away-from-home collegiate campus experience. Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the camp curriculum.
The Summer Symposium marching band faculty, led by Jeff Young, includes instructional staff from Dynamic Marching and The Cavaliers. Music for All and The Cavaliers are working together to enhance symposium students’ marching music background and experience.
Marching Band division students have an incredible opportunity to rehearse and perform with The Cavaliers at the end of competition during Friday night’s DCI Central Indiana show, June 28 in Scheumann Stadium, Ball State University. Tickets will be available through DCI directly, at dci.org. This performance is in addition to the Marching Band’s final performance on Saturday, June 29 (all final performances on June 29 are free, families welcome!).
Read article by Jeff Young about "Why every band should send students to the Marching Band track at the Music for All Summer Symposium"
Download a sample schedule from the 2012 Symposium
Download a sample Marching Band Division flyer
Watch a 2013 Summer Symposium feature of the Marching Band Track
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 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.