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conduct. 2023 Training Program Schedule


Signups are due by Thursday, January, 26th.

Final scheduled times are Friday’s from 6-8pm ET. Sessions will be hosted primarily in the Rockwern Band Center at the University of Cincinnati campus.

*Virtual sessions may be offered in the event of inclement weather. Other online-based activity will be determined by the Training Staff as needed. Only the session content listed below will be offered online (if required). Students who live in other parts of the U.S. and require virtual sessions may have amended dates in consultation with Training Staff availability.

Workshops are usually 2-hour sessions.

Workshop Schedule Timeline:

  1. January, 27th                   Workshop #1: Introductions and Getting Started
  2. February, 3rd                  Workshop #2: A Strong Foundation
  3. February, 10th                Workshop #3: Conducting+ & Pregame Intro
  4. February, 17th                 Workshop #4: Mid-Season Review
  5. February, 24th                Workshop #5: Tools of the Trade
  6. March, 3rd                       Workshop #6: Score Analysis
  7. March, 10th                     Workshop #7: Commanding & Showmanship
  8. March, 17th                     SPRING BREAK!
  9. March, 24th                     Workshop #8: Bringing it All Together!
  10. March, 31st                      Workshop #9: End of Season Pass & Review
  11. TBD – Tryouts

conduct. 2023 Training Program Dues


The conduct. 2023 Training Program registration fee is: DMS Dues copy

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.

conduct. 2023 Training Certification Requirements


The conduct. 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.
  2. Pass & Review
    • Successfully completes the conduct. Pass & Review with a score of 95 or above.

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. Pass & Review
    • Successfully completes the conduct. Pass & Review with a score between 85-94.

BRONZE STAR LEVEL

  1. Participation
    • Actively participates in workshops and discussions.
  2. Pass & Review
    • Successfully completes the conduct. Pass & Review with a score between 8