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Two Types of Band Member - Rob Hammerton.

There Are 2 Kinds of Band Members

Benjy is a character in a story told by DMA’s great friend Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Benjy was the terrified freshman who was ready to quit

Drum Major Leadership: Me vs We.

Are you I-Me or We-Us?

Heidi is one of our Lead Clinicians for the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. In her “spare time,” she’s a Professor of Music and

DMA Starred Thoughts with Evan Doyle.

DMA’s Most Important Lessons, According to Evan Doyle

Evan Doyle, a DMA Lead staff member, talks about his most important DMA lessons—especially during “social distancing.”

In our organizations, leaders who are gonna be effective are going to be be those that value the people in the organization more than anything else.

#1 Band Recruitment Method.

How to Recruit for Marching Band: #1 Band Recruitment Method

This is it. This is the NUMBER ONE absolute best marching band recruitment method.

I’ve tried them all in my 10 years as a band director. And here’s the method that works best.

If you’re in band, you already know: band is awesome. You also know that band is a whole lot more fun the more people that are involved.

But how do you convince new people to join band? It took me 10 years, but I found the BEST marching band recruitment tool.

Here it is—

True Confessions about the Drum Major Academy

Although I was keenly aware of the extraordinary popularity-and-success of the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, my first introduction to the DMA was an