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Drum Major & Section Leader Application Forms

All students applying for Drum major, Section Leader, or Captain must fill out an online application before Nov. 1, 2012.  Click on the link below to fill out your application.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dHBFMEowd2xGVzNGM19XLUE0OUlZLWc6MQ

Drum Major Audition Requirements

Each student will demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

Application—Student will submit an online application using the link above.

Conducting—Student will conduct The Queen’s Alman with a section leader ensemble.

Speech—Student will prepare a 3-5 minute speech to the marching band explaining 1)  why he/she wants to be drum major, 2) what he/she can bring as drum major that will inspire and improve the group, 3)  what he/she will do to help recruit new members, 4) what he/she expects of the marching band students.

Marching Technique—Student will demonstrate and teach posture, forward, backward, L&R slide techniques in addition to the parade rest, horns up/down fundamentals.
Music Rehearsal Technique—Student will run a music rehearsal with the leadership band.  The student must demonstrate the ability to fix rhythms, pitches, and balance.

Section Leader and Captin Requirements

Application—Student will submit an online application using the link above.

Sight Reading—Student will demonstrate their ability to read rhythms and pitches by sight reading musical examples.

Marching Technique— Student will demonstrate and teach appropriate posture, forward, backward, L&R slide techniques in addition to the attention, parade rest, horns up/down.

Rehearsal Technique—Student will be asked to fix a musical situation within a section and must respond intelligently and appropriately.

2012 Marching Band Evaluation Form (required for all Marching Band Members)

Please fill out the form on the link below.  Mr. Brien will record your grade in the grade book before the end of the trimester.  All evaluations must be completed by November 1, 2012.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGpCZFBqU1FFcmk5UXhwVkdkWEJNU0E6MQ