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K-State Today

July 3, 2012

K-State Band Leadership and Auxiliary Camp coming

Submitted by Don Linn

The K-State Band will be holding its annual Leadership and Auxiliary Camp from July 8-11.

This July, 120 high school drum majors, section leaders, dancers, percussionists and color guard members from all across Kansas and beyond will come to the K-State campus to learn band conducting, leadership skills, guard technique and percussion technique.

The students at Leadership and Auxiliary Camp participate in a number of large and small group activities that will help strengthen their leadership skills, teamwork, positive attitudes and work ethic. The camp is 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 will conclude with a performance at 4 p.m. July 11 at Memorial Stadium. Each student group will get a chance to perform and demonstrate what they learn in the couple of days spent under the instruction of K-State band staff, graduate assistants, drum majors, band leadership and Kansas music educators. Camp is open to all students currently in grades 9 through 12. They represent the finest high school student band leadership in Kansas and the surrounding states.