As of our latest update on June 10th, we have decided to cancel our UMass Amherst DMA in July of 2020, as we did with all other Workshop dates and locations.
Sadly, we have received word from several universities and our partners at Vivace Productions which forced us to cancel all DMA Workshops this summer.
Sad to miss DMA? Here’s what you can do.
We can’t hold any workshops this summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re on vacation—just the opposite. Just like one of our favorite Starred Thoughts always reminds us:
You are at your best when things are at their worst.
So this summer, we’re striving to be at our best—digitally. We’re publishing a series of videos from our lead clinicians and staff, in the hope that we can still inspire, educate, and entertain young Drum Majors and marching band students everywhere.
You can find our Staff Series videos on our blog. We hope you enjoy!
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COVID-19 Statement from DMA Staff
The George N. Parks Drum Major Academy and staff always look forward to the start of each summer. The students that we get the opportunity to work with are inspiring, smart, enthusiastic, and fun to teach.
We hope to get to started as planned and have another great summer to add to the last 41 summers of creating leaders.
It is with that hope that we say we don’t know what the future brings with COVID-19 virus, in regards to schools, gatherings, and “social distancing.”
We think it’s important to follow all of the guidelines set forth by the CDC and other groups with expertise in this unprecedented event.
As much as we would like to start the summer as scheduled, we will abide by whatever those recommendations are.