Over the years, more than 20,000 of America’s best and brightest have come to Summer Symposium drum major camps to prepare as leaders with the skills, practical experience and pedagogy needed for success. They study and learn in a professional, educationally sound, safe environment that is built on 35+ years of mission driven experience. The Music for All Summer Symposium is one of the nation’s largest annual gatherings of scholastic music majors, America’s best music educators, and leaders in the fields of student and leadership development. Simply put, the Music for All Summer Symposium is the place to come for a positively life-changing musical experience centered on personal growth and development.
Who’s It For?
The Bands of America Drum Major Institute is not just for new or current drum majors. It is also for students aspiring to be drum majors, in addition to those currently in positions or aspiring to develop as leaders in their band and in life. Choosing to come can be a student’s personal choice, a teacher’s choice to acquire and maximize student (leadership) resources to improve the program, or a parent’s desire to see his or her child take the next step in their development. More often than not, it’s all of the above…and we promise to deliver results.
What Can You Expect from the Bands of America Drum Major Institute?
The Best Educators and Leaders
The BOA Drum Major Institute features top music educators with national experience. Our faculty members are educational professionals who are also former drum majors from university bands and drum and bugle corps. Each member of the faculty is a licensed and active music educator. Our faculty brings real experience and a successful track record from every perspective.
A Sound and Modern Curriculum
The Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium promises to deliver the pedagogy and tools needed to be a prepared and successful drum major. Our modern and expanded curriculum for drum majors, includes instruction and hands-on experiences in:
Students receive the most current and relevant approaches to being a well-respected conductor and leader, while learning how to improve themselves organizationally and motivationally. Regardless of prior experience or band style, our curriculum will encourage and support all levels of development.
The Right Philosophy and Attitude (Program Philosophy and Curriculum)
Our program is designed to help equip young leaders with advanced leadership techniques and the latest knowledge available to face their high school years (and life) with patience, strength, and vision.
We believe every student of music deserves the very best the art has to offer. Music is a cooperative activity from composer to performer to audience. Relationships must be created for experiences to yield the most impact. Many times, fulfilling opportunities are diminished by a lack of understanding or a lack of community within the ensemble. Bands of America’s mission statement references positively life-changing experiences. The Bands of America Drum Major Institute delves into some of the most effective and pivotal of those experiences by instructing and inspiring those who have the greatest influence: the drum major, – this one student or small group of students, chosen to be (or seeking to be chosen) the heart and conscience of the ensemble. This camp and curriculum will engage this Core Group of people with a distinct set of Core Principles that will create and foster truly life-changing experiences for all.
It’s Bands of America – It’s excellence
For three decades, students, parents, teachers and communities have witnessed and come to expect the very best from Bands of America and Music for All. Our genuine commitment to our mission to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences makes choosing the Bands of America Drum Major Institute the most logical choice. Serious pedagogy, presented by the best, in the most positive and fun environment in America – that’s Bands of America and Music for All. The Bands of America Drum Major Institute is the place to be.