Claire Bogdan is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Over the years, Claire has been very involved with the Summer Symposium; as a camper in the drum major track for two years (2011-2012) and as a SWAG for the Drum Major Institute for three years (2013-2015). She attended the University of South Carolina (USC), where she was a drum major for the Mighty Sound of the Southeast for three years. Claire recently graduated from USC and attained he Bachelor’s in Music Education and Performance Certificate in Oboe. Claire will be the Band Director at Westglades Middle School in Parkland, Florida this coming school year. Claire is very excited for her first year on staff as a mace clinician with the Drum Major Institute.