Drum major Academy

June 17-20, 2018

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Students will receive instruction in the following:

  • NEW: Advanced Conducting Track for DMs with experience
  • NEW: Extended Individual Help Sessions for DM teams
  • Basics of Conducting
  • Conducting Styles & Techniques
  • Score Reading
  • Basic Teaching Strategies
  • Marching Fundamentals
  • Leadership Skills
  • Creation of Salutes

The final drum major performance will take place at 2:00PM in the McArthur Gymnasium just prior to the Camp Awards Ceremony. Parents, band directors, and friends are invited to attend this program.


  • Mr. Brad Wharton, Director of Bands Lake Brantley High School
  • Mrs. Ernesta Chicklowski, Roosevelt Elementary Music Specialist
  • Mr. Chase Jones, Sebastian River HS Associate Director of Bands
  • Mr. JT Patrick, Martin County HS Director of Bands