Marching Band
Marching Band

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

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
June 22 - 27, 2015 | Leadership Weekend Experience: June 20-22



Imagine a place where you can send your band members for a week of inspiring experiences, training that enhances your own teaching, and returns yours students to you ready to take the lead! That place is he Marching Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium. 
The 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 execellence and fundamentals to the rest of the ensemble.
Still not convinced? Read this "Why every band should send students to the Marching Band track at the Music for All Summer Symposium" article from Marching Band Division Coordinator, Jeff Young.


The marching band track teaches you more than just marching and music. You will learn the fundamentals of dance and body movement. You will learn how to communicate with section-mates, and how to read drill charts and clean drill. You will experience detailed instruction and learn excellence from world-class educators. The curriculum is challenging for all levels. You will all experience team building, leadership and problem solving workshops.


Side-by-Side With Carolina Crown 

CarolinaCrown with MarchingtrackMusic for All is pleased to welcome the 2013 DCI World Champions, Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps as the corps-in-residence, at the 2014 Summer Symposium. Marching Band track students have the incredible opportunity to work with the Carolina Crown teaching staff and rehearse and perform with Carolina Crown at the end of competition during Friday night’s DCI Central Indiana show, June 27 in Scheumann Stadium, Ball State University. Tickets will be available through DCI directly, at
This performance is in addition to the Marching Band’s final performance on Saturday, June 28 (all final performances on June 28 are free, families welcome!). 

What You'll Learn

While the performance opportunity with Carolina Crown 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.

New and Exciting for 2014

  • Enhanced integration with the Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute. Division coordinators Bobby Lambert and Jeff Young have planned activties that meet the needs of leaders and drum majors within the marching band track.
  • "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 actual 2014 Carolina Crown drill.
  • Richard Saucedo is back to teach music ensemble and fundamentals.
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2014 Marching Band Faculty

Innovative, current and relevant information of music and marching fundamentals are taught by staff from the best high school bands in America, led by Division Coordinator Jeff Young. 

Jeff Young
Marching Band Division Coordinator
Carmel H.S., IN
Dynamic Marching

Richard Saucedo
Carmel, IN

Bill Harloff
Mt. Vernon, IN

Matt Harloff
Avon, IN
Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps

Chris Kreke
Carmel H.S., IN

Chad Kohler
Fishers, IN

Chris Kaflik
Broken Arrow, OK
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps

Jordan Lalama
Nashville, TN
Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps

Tom Weidner
Visual Designer

Katrina Fitzpatrick
Morton, IL

Brittany Mori
Cobb County, GA

Serafin Sanchez
Denver, CO

Ed Roush
L.D. Bell H.S.
The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

Mike Bolla
Center Grove, IN

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