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Leadership Workshops 2021

Updated: May 16

Believe it or not, leadership workshops are starting up for the upcoming 2021 Marching Band season!


All leadership workshops will be held in person, in the WHS Band room/outside (depending on the activities planned). Students that cannot attend the leadership workshops must contact Mr. Kuntz with a valid excuse. Students can still audition for leadership positions, even if they are unable to attend the workshops.


After each leadership workshop, there will be a recruitment rehearsal for new middle school and high school students interested in joining the Marching Band. It is expected that students who attend the workshop will also help at the recruitment rehearsal.


Leadership Workshop 1 - Tuesday, 4/20

12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • What is leadership?

  • What are the leadership positions available and what are the responsibilities?

  • Leadership Audition Requirements & Application

  • Prepare for the New Member Recruitment Rehearsal

After the workshop, we will walk over to the Middle School together for the New Member Recruitment Rehearsal from 2pm - 4pm.



Leadership Workshop 2 - Tuesday, 5/18

2:15pm - 3pm

  • How to run a sectional (summer & fall)

  • How to help teach Music/Visual Concepts and Techniques

  • Instrument/Section specific techniques

  • Instrument/Equipment Maintenance

  • Prepare for the New Member Recruitment Rehearsal

After the workshop, we will walk over to the Middle School together for the New Member Recruitment Rehearsal from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.



Drum Major Conducting Workshop 1 - Tuesday, 6/1

Times TBD

  • Basic conducting patterns and techniques

  • Drum Major Audition Materials



Drum Major Conducting Workshop 2 - Thursday, 6/3

Times TBD

  • Conducting patterns and techniques continued



Leadership Workshop 3 - Tuesday, 6/8

4:45pm - 5:45pm

  • Importance of Communication

  • How to handle confrontation and deal with drama

After the workshop, there will be one final New Member Recruitment Rehearsal from 6pm - 8pm at the High School.



Leadership Auditions - Thursday, 6/10

Times TBD (individual audition time slots will be scheduled in advance)

  • Interview for all applicants

  • Drum Major Applicants will also need to complete a conducting portion for the audition



First Leadership Meeting with New Team - Tuesday, 6/15

Times TBD

  • Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Rehearsal Etiquette

  • Communicating with the members of your sections