BOA–the final 2009 entry

The Summer Symposium concluded on Saturday, June 28th with a phenomenal showing at the ISU stadium.  A terrific crowd of students, parents, family members and directors stayed for the final performance by the student marching band, colorguard and percussion tracks and of course, the Drum Major Academy!

The final march off was particularly intense but in the end one student prevailed:

Final March Off Winner:  Jamie Marrier of Merrill HS, Merrill, WI

As we packed suitcases, shipped equipment and said our last goodbyes to Normal, Illinois a bittersweet feeling overcomes everyone:  summer just hit the midway point.  Half the DMA Workshops are complete.  Time is flying by faster than ever these days.

On to the 2nd tour….

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