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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What is included in the Total Cost?

Tuition, lodging, meals and T-Shirt.


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I paid a deposit when I registered. How and when do I pay the balance due?

Registration fees must be paid in FULL **PRIOR** to your arrival at an Academy workshop. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Balance due amounts may be paid by logging on to your account on the REGISTER page or by calling the DMA Office at (781) 874-9728.


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Why can i not register for the Academies at Kutztown University or West Chester University via your website?

These workshops are not owned by the Drum Major Academy®, therefore we do not control the registration process for those locations.


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What is the difference between your Academies and those offered by Kutztown University or West Chester University?

KU and WCU: these workshops are one day less than our Academies therefore less curriculum is covered.


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I paid for the textbook "The Dynamic Drum Major," or DMA flag package. When do I receive it?

Students will receive their purchased items upon their arrival at the Academy.


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What type of adult supervision is there?

The entire adult professional staff stay in the dormitories with the students providing 24 - hour supervision.


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What is the daily schedule?

GENERAL SCHEDULE: 8:00am — 10:30pm
Meal times vary from location to location but ample time is given to eat, study, practice and rest.
Example of full day: Breakfast; Morning Session (outside); Lunch; Afternoon Session (inside/outside rotations); Dinner; Evening Session (outside/inside); Return to Dorms*
*Please note: session locations (being inside or outside) is at the discretion of the Clinicians and also dependent upon weather.


Arrival times, final presentation and departure times are specific to each location — this information is included in the student Registration Materials Packet that may be downloaded at anytime by clicking HERE.


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Is there "free time" available to the students for recreational activities?

No. This is an academic and educational workshop.


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Is there a DMA dress code?

Yes. You have all been selected as intelligent leaders of your high school bands. We leave it to your discretion to wear appropriate clothing during the DMA workshop to maintain a respectful, professional atmosphere. Please no bathing suits, tube tops, short shorts, or open arm hole shirts for girls or boys — full T-shirt is required. Sneakers or boat shoes are required. Sandals or open toed shoes can be dangerous during marching. Shoes and shirts must be worn for reasons of safety, hygiene, and courtesy to others.


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Are there accommodations for food allergies or restrictions?

Yes. Please call the Drum Major Academy® Office at (781) 874–9728 in order to make specific arrangements regarding food allergies and / or any food restrictions you may have.


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Are linens provided in the dormitories?

No. Each student must provide their own linens and beddings. Extra-long twin sheets are the typical size for a university dormitory bed.


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Are the dormitories air conditioned?

All dormitories have A/C -- EXCEPT AT UMASS/AMHERST.

We do, however, recommend that you consider bringing a fan. We are not in control of the A/C and degrees of coolness in facilities vary location to location.


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Are there refrigerators and/or microwaves in the dormitories?

No.


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How much money should students bring with them?

There are vending machines located on all campuses where Academy workshops are held. While students enrolled do receive three (3) meals each day, many may wish to have a snack or drink during the day. Ultimately we leave this decision to the parent.


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How many students are in a dorm room and may I choose my roommate?

There are 1 to 5 students in a room depending upon each university's policy. Housing assignments are made prior to student arrival. Students will be housed with students from other schools in order to enhance the experience of meeting new friends and working with new people. This is a firm Drum Major Academy® policy - housing assignments will not be changed. Please do not ask.