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Resources for Drum Majors

Here is a list of other resources for training, equipment, websites and organizations.

Training

The United Spirit Association - One of the largest and longest running Summer camps for drum majors. Focus areas are: spinning, conducting, and leadership. Training camps are held in many of the Western States of the US.

DrumMajorCamp.com
A camp for drum majors looking to further their skills in spinning for competitive parades, solo competitions, field conducting and leadership held at San Diego State University.

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy
Summer training camps by a leader in the art of drum majoring, with over 35 years of experience in training today's band leaders. Camps in in Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky

Smith Walbridge Clinics
The nation’s first Drum Major Camp founded in 1952 held at Eastern Illinois University.

SASI - Drum Major Camps
Drum Major conducting, marching and leadership training with a fresh, modern approach in Texas and Oklahoma.

BOA Drum Major Institute
Bands of America branded Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Performing Arts Marching Band Auxiliary Camp at Michigan State University
Summer drum major camp held at Michigan State University.

Sycamore Drum Major Clinic at Indiana State University
The Sycamore Drum Major Clinic at Indiana State University has provides aspiring drum majors with the opportunity to hone their skills and prepare themselves to be leaders in band and in life.

Private Instruction in Northern California
One-on-One instruction is available on a limited basis throughout the year from Rick Wilson. Drum Major styles include field conducting, military baton, and mace.

Equipment

Peacock's Marching World
Drum major supplies including maces, military batons and accessories.

Pipers Cove
Carries kilts and drum major supplies from the UK

Dalman and Narborough
UK manufacturer of fine malacca cane maces. Contact by e-mail: sales@dalman.u-net.com

Smith Walbridge Band Products
In addition to camps and clinics, Smith Walbridge has an online store for marching band, colorguard and drum major equipment and supplies.

Websites

WorldofPageantry.com
The World of Pageantry is not only the premier internet pageantry arts resource, but a published print Newspaper covering the west coast's marching band, drum corps, color guard and drill team activities.

Marching.com
A one-stop source of high school marching band events, scores, links
and resources. Find details of major parade and field competitions,
links to marching bands on the net, and a directory of services and
supplies for your marching band, color guard or drum line.

Halftime Magazine
Halftime Magazine is the only lifestyle publication that presents the sights, sounds and spirit of the marching arts in a highly visual format. Covers high school marching band, college marching band, drum corps, winter guard, indoor drum line and all-age ensembles.

Organizations

World Drum Major Association
The World Drum Major Association (WDMA) is a registered non-profit organization that exists to educate, promote, and preserve the history of flourishing Drum Majors. WDMA aims to accomplish this by providing resources through publications, clinics, seminars, and competitive venues to help advance the sport and art.

Drum Corps International
DCI is a nonprofit youth organization serving junior drum and bugle corps around the globe. Since 1972, DCI has developed into a powerful youth activity with artistic and organizational influence on the world's drum and bugle corps, marching bands, and related activities.

Western Unites States Pipe Band Association
WUSPBA is the governing body for pipe band and solo drum major competitions. Their site also includes information on rules and dress standards.

Northern California Band Association
NCBA is one of the major governing bodies for high school band reviews and field shows in Northern California. Their site also lists solo drum major competitions held during the spring.

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association
SCSBOA is one of the major governing bodies for high school band reviews and field shows in Southern California.

Do you know any other resources that should be included in this list? If yes, please send an e-mail along with your recommendations.

 

 

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