Marching Band with Carolina Crown

The Music for All Summer Symposium provides many amazing opportunities for students. One of these experiences is found in the Marching Band Division. These students had the unique opportunity to rehearse and then perform with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps at the...

Final Rehearsal for the Color Guard

As the week draws to a close, each of the divisions are wrapping up their lessons and getting ready for their final performances, and the guard division is no exception. As they set up their equipment, I could feel a sense of the end of the week sluggishness in...

Ian Grom: Progress, Not Perfection Session

“Work on progress, not perfection” was one of the very first things Ian Grom, a Yamaha performing artist, made clear in his session of the same name. Using a very conversational and open demeanor, he set the tone for the session that not everyone is perfect, but...

DCI Central Indiana Show Update

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, the DCI Central Indiana event scheduled for Friday evening in Muncie, Indiana, will be moved inside to Ball State University's Worthen Arena (2000 W. University Ave.). The Marching Band Division will perform the National...

Concert Recap: Black Violin

There is one word that described Emens Auditorium Thursday night… ELECTRIC! The campers were already energetic from another full and exciting day of camp. Friends and memories that will last a lifetime were made. To add to the already electric energy from the campers,...

Drum Circles? Really? Yes, really!

Drum circles were something that were always out of my comfort zone. Before today, I had participated in one drum circle and for me, the experience was awkward. I had no idea what I was doing and I certainly didn’t think I had any rhythm to contribute. Yesterday I...

The Students Can’t Have All the Fun

Most people think of summer camp as something for kids to go and learn new skills, make new friends, and have a blast. While the Music for All Summer Symposium offers a wide variety of divisions for students ranging from marching band to drum majors and jazz band to...

Concert Recap: US Army Jazz Ambassadors

Wednesday night the US Army Jazz Ambassadors blew everyone away with a phenomenal performance at Emens Auditorium! As I’ve mentioned before, I love jazz which is why it was a no-brainer for me to attend this concert. From Contemporary Jazz to Big Band, the night was...

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