Columbia: USC Summer Drum Major Clinic & Leadership Academy: Grades 10th-12th

From the website:

This intensive 3-day clinic is intended for rising 10th-12th grade students who will either serve as their band's drum major or other student leader in the fall.

The USC Summer Drum Major Clinic and Leadership Academy provides high school leaders with two tracks: Drum Major and Leadership. The Drum Major track will focus on conducting fundamentals, technique, and musicality while the Leadership Track will include sessions on motivation, conflict resolution, and music and marching instruction.  While both groups receive group instruction on basic conducting and leadership skills, small breakout sessions allow the tracks to delve into intensive training equipping students to successfully lead their high school marching bands. The clinic culminates in an exhibition for which families and friends are invited.

Location: Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Lodging: Lodging is available at area hotels. Contact the USC Band Office for recommendations.

For more information:, 803-777-4278.

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Guest Leadership Clinician

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser’s career involves 10 years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri and New Mexico State University. Dr. Tim has a long tradition at USC summer camps and is the industry’s leading motivational speaker, focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training.