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2021 Leadership & Auxiliary Camp:

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2021 Media Release From

2021 Detailed Camp Schedule

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2021 Leadership & Auxiliary Camp Prices:

Resident Camper ($375.00)

 

  • 2 students per room in university residence hall
  • Instruction
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Meals Provided
Non-Resident Camper ($200.00)
  • Instruction
  • Camp T-Shirt
Non-Resident Camper Meal Card ($100.00)
  • Covers all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Optional Parking Pass ($20.00)
  • Not included in prices above

Leadership & Auxiliary Camp Description

The 2020 edition of the Leadership and Auxiliary Camp was the K-State Band's most successful yet. Last July, 140 Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Percussionists, Color Guard, and Dance 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 activities 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.

On-Campus 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
  • open to all students interested in learning about band leadership. You do not have to be a current leader in your band to attend this track

Percussion Camp:

  • develop percussion techniques that will maximize your performance 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 performance 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 8 through 11 for the 2020-2011 school year. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications must be accompanied by a check with the registration form ($375.00 Resident Camper/$200.00 Non-resident Camper/Optional $100.00 Meal Card for Non-resident). Camp participants will be notified by 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 1 to confirm participation and will be given more details. Participants will need to secure their spot for camp by 9:00am on Thursday, July 1. Please do not send in any payments until you have been contacted about a secured spot.

Camp Staff

The staff of the Kansas State University Leadership and Auxiliary Camp is comprised of the K-State Marching Band (KSUMB) Drum Majors, Color Guard, Classy Cat, 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. 

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

The Leadership and Auxiliary Camp is directed by:
Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands
Dr. Alex Wimmer, Assistant 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:

2021 - JULY 11-14, 2021
2022 - JULY 10-13, 2022
2023 - JULY 9-12, 2023