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SYSTEM BLUE MARCHING CAMP: Information & Schedule for Drum Majors

The Drum Major Camp will be led by Andrew Rogers, former Blue Devil Drum Major (2008-2011) and Leadership Coordinator for L.D. Bell H.S. in Hurst, TX. While serving in the Blue Devils, the corps won the Drum Corps International World Championships 3 times, and Andrew was named “Blue Devil of the Year” twice (2009 & 2011). Andrew is also teaching various System Blue Leadership camps this summer, as well as various leadership and drum major camps around the state of Texas. The Drum Major Camp will be assisted by Jonathan Villela, current band director in Leander ISD and also teaching various System Blue Leadership camps across the United States. He will be assisted by JP Wilson.

Please Bring:
  • A positive attitude
  • Comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes for all sessions -
  • Small notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Digital recording of your chosen piece for the Conducting Challenge

At the end of the camp, there will be a Conducting Challenge for drum major teams or individuals to compete in. You may choose any piece you would like to conduct to, but it must be 2-5 minutes long. You will be judged on uniformity, tempo, clarity, musicality, and presentation. All camp attendees will participate!