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2017 Training Program Schedule

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Signups are due by Friday, January 13th.

The classes meet each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm on UC’s campus, accommodating schedule for basketball conflicts where possible as well as classes.

  1. January 18th – Workshop #1: Leading from the Ground Up
  2. January 25th – Workshop #2: Conducting For Real
  3. February 1st – Workshop #3: Why Scores Matter & Conducting an Ensemble
  4. February 8th – Workshop #4: Commanding, Leading, & Conducting Mastery
  5. February 15th – Workshop #5: Guest Speaker 
  6. February 22th – Workshop #6: Final Review & Tryout Preparation
  7. TBD – Team Presentations
  8. TBD – Certification Celebration

2017 Training Program Dues

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The 2017 Training Program registration fee is: DMS-Dues

This fee includes:

  • Registration Materials
  • Workshop Materials
  • Drum Major Handbook
  • Misc.

This fee is typically due by the second workshop session and can be paid online after you attend the first session.

 

 

2017 Training Certification Requirements

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The Drum Major Society Training Program offers 3 levels of Certification.

Students choose voluntarily the path they wish to take and may adjust their preference as needed. Each level is designed to offer students a way to achieve higher levels of effective participation based on their availability and preference. The following guidelines exist per level to give students an idea of what will be expected of them once they select their path during the Training process.

*All Gold Star path students projects are eligible for Scholarship Community Service requirements for both High School and Collegiate level students.

GOLD STAR LEVEL

  1. Participation
    • Actively participates in workshops and discussions.
    • Leads a fifteen minute discussion/ presentation on a leadership topic at a scheduled workshop. Topic is pre-approved by the instructor. See guidelines for the presentation.
    • Creates and participates in a community service project.
      • Final project idea must be submitted by the final week in January and approved by the Board of Directors by the second week in February.
      • The service project must have a goal.
      • The service project must not have personal monetary profit.
      • The service project must be completed, with a final summary report by the second week in March to the members of the Board.
  2.  Audition
    • Participates in the final Drum Major Tryout at the University of Cincinnati.

SILVER STAR LEVEL

  1. Participation
    • Actively participates in workshops and discussions
    • Leads a fifteen minute discussion/ presentation on a leadership topic at a scheduled workshop. Topic is pre-approved by the instructor. See guidelines for the presentation.
  2. Audition
    • Participates in the final Drum Major Tryout.

BRONZE STAR LEVEL

  1. Participation
    • Actively participates in workshops and discussions.
  2. Audition
    • Participates in the final Drum Major Tryout.