2020 Leadership-Auxiliary Online Camp Update:
Thank you for committing your daughters and sons to this camp; the staff is excited to give them a quality experience! We are feverishly working on making our camp the best experience possible! There are still a lot of details to work out and we will certainly keep you updated via email, on this website, and our Facebook page.
Below is a tentative schedule for what July 13-14 will look like. This schedule is subject to change but at the least, it will provide you a foundation for what camp will look like:
Tentative Schedule for Monday (July 13) and Tuesday (July 14):9:00am
– Welcome, Introductions, Camp Procedures 9:15am
– Break 10:30am
– Small Group Session #1 12:00pm
– Lunch 1:00pm
– Small Group Session #2 2:15pm
– Break 2:30pm
– Small Group Session #3 3:30pm
– Break 3:45pm
– Large Group Session #2 4:45pm
– Day 1 Wrap-Up 5:00pm
– Day Completed!
All sessions will be held via the Zoom platform (free to download). Caption specific links, Zoom procedures, and more detailed information will be sent closer to the start of camp.
Please encourage others to register for this FREE camp! Expect another email from us in mid-June with another update. Feel free to also check out and share this website and our Facebook page.
Detailed Camp Schedule – COMING SOON!
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2020 Final Reminders:
Leadership & Auxiliary Camp Description
The 2020 edition of the Leadership and Auxiliary Camp was the K-State Band’s most successful yet. Last July, 140 Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Percussionists, and Colorguard members from all over Kansas and beyond came to the KSU campus to learn conducting, leadership skills, guard technique, and percussion technique. The students at Leadership and Auxiliary Camp participated in a number of large and small group activities that helped strengthen their leadership skills, teamwork, positive attitudes, and work ethic. The camp was “process driven” with the goal that each student would come away with the knowledge and confidence necessary to be leaders within their own band programs. The camp was concluded with a wonderful performance where each student group got a chance to perform and demonstrate what they had learned in the couple days spent under the instruction of K-State Band Staff, Graduate Assistants, Drum Majors, Band Leadership, and Kansas Music Educators.
Drum Majors/Section Leaders/General Leadership Training:
develop conducting skills with a live ensemble obtain instant feedback through the use of video critique, conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a leader, develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences, network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
Section Leaders/Leadership Candidates:
develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences, network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program, obtain instant feedback
conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a leader, Open to all students interested in learning about band leadership. You do not have to be a current leader in your band to attend this track.
develop percussion techniques that will maximize your performance for the upcoming year, refine fundamental techniques that will assist in your everyday playing, perform on a variety of battery and/or melodic percussion for a well-rounded percussion experience, network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program, obtain instant feedback, understand the role of a percussionist to assist with team building within your program
develop guard techniques that will maximize your performance for the upcoming year
refine fundamental techniques that will assist in your everyday activities, perform on a variety of flags/weapons for a well-rounded color guard experience, network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program, obtain instant feedback, understand the role of the color guard to assist with team building within your program