Drum major Academy

JuLY 7-10, 2019

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Students will receive instruction in the following:

  • NEW: Advanced & Intermediate Conducting Tracks 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

Basic Schedule

  • Camp Check-in: Sunday, between 10:00am-12:30pm

  • Camp Sessions begin Sunday at 3:00pm

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

  • Camp Check-out: Wednesday at 3:15pm (immediately following the Awards Ceremony)


  • 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