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K-State Today

July 13, 2017



K-State Bands hosts successful Leadership and Auxiliary Camp

By Alex Wimmer

The K-State Bands hosted its annual Leadership and Auxiliary Camp from July 9–12. More than 125 high school drum majors, section leaders, percussionists and color guard members from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma were on campus to learn drum major conducting, leadership skills, percussion techniques and guard techniques.

These students participated in a number of large and small group activities that helped strengthen their leadership skills, teamwork development, 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 become leaders within their own band programs.

The camp concluded with a performance on Wednesday, July 12, in All Faiths Chapel. Each captain got a chance to perform and demonstrate what they learned in the couple of days spent under the instruction of K-State band staff, graduate assistants, drum majors, Kansas State University Marching Band leadership and Kansas music educators. Camp was open to all students currently in grades nine through 12. They represented the finest high school student band leadership in Kansas and the surrounding states.

Next year’s camp will be July 8–11, 2018. Read more information.