The Drum Major Academy® is the nation’s foremost authority on the art of drum majoring, with over 35 years of experience in training today's band leaders! Members of the staff, all prominent music educators, have also been prominent drum majors of college marching bands and DCI / DCA drum corps.



DMA is for any band member who wishes to improve and develop his or her leadership, communication, conducting and teaching skills in order to become a stronger asset to his or her band program.



Separate instructional tracks for drum majors, colorguard and band members are offered only at our UMASS location.



"There are many training camps throughout the country, but there is only one DRUM MAJOR ACADEMY®. Take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to realize what a great impact you can have on your band and, more importantly, the band members. Make your position more than someone who stands in front of the band, become a LEADER who contributes to every facet of the band."

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc.

"Developing a strong leadership team has always been an essential key element in the success of our program. For nearly 20 years we have been sending not only drum majors but band captains to DMA each summer, often as many as 30 students or more! The skills our students garner, along with the positive teaching methods they learn continue to inspire them to reach higher, give more and make a positive impact on our band. These are skills that last a lifetime. The DMA staff is second to none! George Parks Drum Major Academy® has my highest endorsement!

The fact that DMA has not only continued since his passing but indeed thrives is the highest testament to the greatness of George Parks."

Dr. Buddy Clements, Director of Bands and Orchestra
Walnut High School, CA

"The GNP DMA played a huge role in the success of our band program. The knowledge and skills gained are second to none. I recommend it to ALL current and future band leaders."

Tim Fioravantii
Director of Bands
Waterford High School, CT


"When our drum majors return from the Academy each year, they are more focused, organized, and prepared. They motivate the entire leadership and seem ready to run Band Camp all by themselves!"

Scott Slutter
Director of Bands
Council Rock High School North, PA