For four decades, student leaders and band directors have looked to Bands of America for the latest in marching band drum major and leadership training. The Bands of America Drum Major Institute will inform and inspire outstanding student leaders – uncovering their innate musical abilities and personal character strengths, while simultaneously providing new skills and perspectives.
The Drum Major Institute, led by Bobby Lambert, presents a sound and modern curriculum, designed to equip young leaders with advanced leadership techniques for use both in band and in life. Taught by the best educators and leaders in music education, DMI is for veteran drum majors, new drum majors, and any students aspiring to be drum majors.
Students will learn how to teach music and visual fundamentals during sectional rehearsals at their home programs. Other important skills learned at camp include: score study, concise conducting patterns, showmanship, teaching methods, and instructional insight. DMI faculty will inspire and challenge all students, regardless of their drum major experience.
Students do not need to prepare a placement hearing for the Drum Major Institute.
I had no idea what to expect going in, but now I feel excited/prepared for the rapidly approaching season.
DMI has been the best camp I’ve ever been to and has changed my perspective on life!
The atmosphere at camp is amazing! I wish my whole band could go and experience it!