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Leadership & Auxiliary Camp

July 12-15, 2015

Attention Parents and Friends: Our final camp performance will be on Wednesday, July 15th at 4pm at Memorial Field (Old stadium next to the alumni center).  Paid parking is available in the parking garage off of Anderson Avenue.  Dorm check out starts at 1pm that day at Haymaker Hall.  If you are not available for check out, students will bring their belongings to McCain 105 for pick up after the final performance.  Camp Map and detailed schedule can be found below.

2014 Leadership and Auxiliary Camp Medical Release

KSU Bands Camp Map

2014 Leadership and Auxiliary Camp Detailed Schedule

The 2013 edition of the Leadership and Auxiliary Camp was the K-State Band's most successful yet. In July, 130 Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Percussionists, and Colorguard members from all over Kansas and beyond came to the KSU campus to learn conducting, leadership skills, guard technique, and percussion technique. The students at Leadership and Auxiliary Camp participated in a number of large and small group activites that helped strengthen their leadership skills, teamwork, positive attitudes, and work ethic. The camp was "process driven" with the goal that each student would come away with the knowledge and confidence necessary to be leaders within their own band programs. The camp was concluded with a wonderful performance where each student group got a chance to perform and demonstrate what they had learned in the couple days spent under the instruction of K-State Band Staff, Graduate Assistants, Drum Majors, Band Leadership, and Kansas Music Educators.

Camp Features

Drum Majors/Section Leaders/General Leadership Training: 

  • develop conducting skills with a live ensemble
  • obtain instant feedback through the use of video critique
  • conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a leader
  • develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program

Section Leaders/Leadership Candidates:

  • develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
  • obtain instant feedback
  • conflict/resolution training to maximize your role as a 
    leader

Percussion Camp:

  • develop percussion techniques that will maximize your output for the upcoming year
  • refine fundamental techniques that will assist in your everyday playing
  • perform on a variety of battery and/or melodic percussion for a well-rounded percussion experience
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
  • obtain instant feedback
  • understand the role of a percussionist to assist with team building within your program

Color Guard:

  • develop guard techniques that will maximize your output for the upcoming year
  • refine fundamental techniques that will assist in your everyday activities
  • perform on a variety of flags/weapons for a well-rounded color guard experience
  • network with students in the Midwest region in similar positions within their band program
  • obtain instant feedback
  • understand the role of the color guard to assist with team building within your program

Registration

Camp is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications must be accompanied by a check with the registration form ($270.00 Resident Camper/$160.00 Non-resident Camper/Optional $65.00 Meal Card for Non-resident). If you are filling out a registration online, please send a check to K-State Bands Leadership Camp, 226 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506. You may also fill out your camper's medical release form to send in to the office. Campers will receive notice of acceptance by July 4, 2013. A full refund minus a $25.00 handling fee will be given if notification is given by June 11, 2013.

Camp Staff

The staff of the Kansas State University Leadership and Auxiliary Camp is comprised of the KSU Marching Band (KSUMB) Drum Majors, Color Guard, and various KSUMB staff. A minimum of two staff members live on each floor with the campers and all staff members supervise student rehearsals through the day and evening.

Daily Schedule

Daily activities include team building exercises, breakout/leadership sessions, sectional rehearsals (drum majors, leadership sessions, percussion, color guard), recreational time, and full ensemble rehearsals. A final performance by the Drum Major & Leadership Candidates, Percussion, and Color Guard campers will be given at the conclusion of the camp.

Members of the camp staff also serve as the students' counselors during their four-day stay in the plush accomodations of Boyd Hall Dormitory on the K-State Campus.

Camp Fees

Resident Camper ( $270.00)

($250.00 for returning campers)

  • 2 students per room in university residence hall
  • Instruction
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Meals Provided
Non-Resident Camper ($160.00)
  • Instruction
  • Camp T-Shirt

    Optional Meal Card available for $85.00

The Summer Music Camp is directed by
Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands

For more information, contact:
K-State Bands
Department of Music
Kansas State University
226 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-3816
(785) 532-3817 - fax
ftracz@ksu.edu

Future Dates:

2016 - JULY 10-13, 2016