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Working Hard at ULM!

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Day Two at ULM is in the books and DMA 2012 is off to a fantastic start!  The students were cranking it up tonight in the march off and there is no question that it’s going to a terrific week. Students from Louisiana, Kansas and Mississippi are in attendance —…

Reflections on DMA@ULM 2011

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After landing at 11:50 PM and finally arriving home at 2:00 AM I thought it best that I take a few hours to decompress (um…sleep) before posting an entry about last week’s Drum Major Academy® at the University of Louisiana / Monroe.  I had lots of time to think over…

ULM Day 2 & 3

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Day two is in the books and we’re 1/3 of the way through Day three here at ULM. The students are quickly filling their conducting tool box with new pattern variations, always understanding the main principle if being a good conductor–provide a clear and steady tempo for the band members….

DMA 2011 @ ULM Underway! (updated)

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100 degrees and it simply doesn’t matter–drum majors from schools all across Louisiana at here to study and learn the art of drum majoring using the methods mastered by George N. Parks! Parker Denson is at the helm this week. Everything got started smoothly and efficiently with excitement and enthusiasm….

ULM Comes to a Close

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DMA @ ULM 2010 is in the history books. Talk about fast!! But that’s just it, isn’t it. If you’re doing something you love to do, and immerse yourself in the moment, time rushes by! Evan Doyle and the rest of the staff took the reins over from Mr. Parks…

UL/Monroe DMA 2009 Comes To An End

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On a warm day in Monroe, LA the DMA Staff and IMPACT TEAM bid farewell to the newest DMA vets. The closing session took place before well over 200 parents, family members and friends. A demonstration of all the conducting and teaching tools the students learned was soon followed by…

UL/Monroe: a new winner

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The fifth march off unveiled a new challenger and eventually winner over the Lafayette High School defending champion from yesterday: Kyleah Frederic, St. Ament HS, St. Ament, LA Clearly there is going to be one heck of a final march off today during the closing session–these DMA students are really…

Lafayette HS “Owns” The ULM March-Offs

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Quick post this evening–it appears that there is a dynasty forming at the UL/Monroe Drum Major Academy.  The fourth march–off winner is: Connor Dugas, Lafayette HS in Lafayette, LA That’s 3 out of 4 march-offs for Lafayette High School!  What will tomorrow bring?

First Full Day at UL/Monroe

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The day began bright and early for everyone–working on developing their observational and teaching skills while praciting marching in their squads and working on conducting basics.  Very quickly the day began with a great round of stretches and physical warm ups, followed immediately by Mr. Parks introducing new material that…