Lead Clinicians

Our Lead Clinicians are some of the very best in the business. These folks run their own programs at the high school and college level. They share a wealth of knowledge with our students.

Heidi Sarver, DMA Lead Teacher.

Heidi Sarver

Professor of Music
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
John Leonard, DMA Lead Teacher.

John Leonard

Assistant Director of Marching & Athletic Bands
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Katie McCarthy, DMA Lead Teacher.

Katie McCarthy

Band Director
Attleboro High School
Attleboro, MA
Kirk, Daniel.

Daniel Kirk

Director of Bands
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science
Kansas City, KS
Justin McAdams.

Justin McAdams

Band Director
Phoenixville Area High School
Phoenixville, PA

Evan Doyle

Band Director
Westborough High School
Westborough, MA
Sindorf, Trevor.

Trevor Sindorf

Band Director
Westfield High School
Westfield, NJ


No program is successful without strong leadership and support. Our management team has been guiding the DMA vision since our very first days.

Jeanne Parks, DMA President.

Jeanne C. Parks

DMA President

  • BS Music Education, West Chester U
  • MA Music Education/Choral Conducting, UMass Amherst
  • MS in Marriage & Family Therapy, Antioch New England
Jeanne Parks, DMA Staff.

Hilary Lowery

Academy Coordinator

  • BS Music Performance, U of Oklahoma
  • MM Music Performance, U of Kansas
  • DMA Music Performance, U of Kansas

Teaching Staff

Every one of our teaching staff members has years of study, performance, and teaching experience. Combined, they have more than 300 years of marching music training.


Each summer, 50 college students from across the country assist the DMA clinicians and staff in behind-the-scenes preparations, daily workshop sessions, and evening activities.

These dedicated college students work side-by-side with our professional staff as part of our IMPACT program. Do you think you have what it takes to join them?