Drum Major

The following candiates have been selected to move forward with the conductor portion of the audition: for drum major. Interviews will be Thursday, May 11th at the times listed below:

Katherine Au, Kevin Glynn, Connor Lieberman, John Kerr, Adam Shoemake, Garrett Smith, Maddy Thompson, and Brandon Zwosta

Conducting audition is set for Monday, May 22nd during 1st hour. 

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Applications are now being accepted for Trojan Pride Drum Major. Auditions are open to band members who are going to be a junior or senior for the 2017-2018 school year, has served as a student leader, or has demonstrated significant potential as a leader.

Expectations:

  1. Representative of the Trojan Pride.
  2. Accomplished Musician
  3. Conduct Musically (i.e. – tempo, style, dynamics, phrasing, emotion).
  4. Lead Peers in a Positive Manner. Involves areas such as trust, respect, and humility.
  5. Must apply and desire to serve as student leader if not selected as a drum major (expectations listed below in italics).
  6. Student leadership is a volunteer service position. By applying, students are indicating that they want to serve and help meet the needs of the band beyond marching and playing. A strong desire for the band to improve and succeed is essential. The core concept is that the experience of service benefits both the individual and the band.
  7. Student leaders are to lead by example – that is to model ideal behavior, performance, peer relations, and attitude throughout the season both in and out of rehearsal.
  8. Student leaders have no disiplinary authority beyond that of any other students.
  9. Student leaders can be relieved of their duties if they fail in these regards.

 

Process:

  1. Submission of application. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 25th. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. Application includes:
  • Resume that highlights leadership roles and experiences.
  • A one-page essay listing greatest personal strengths and areas in which the organization could improve (and how you would improve them).
  • A written record (questions and answers) of two formal interviews with reputable band alumni, school faculty, a reputable adult in leadership position, or school administrator. Interviews should include their views on leadership, what you learned from the interview, and how their view is different than yours.
  • Completion of service project.
  1. Formal interview with staff. Submission of application does not guarantee an interview. Staff will review all applications and select students for interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to begin Thursday, April 27th.
  2. Conducting audition with band. Scores will be available for students who complete the interview process. Conducting auditions are tentatively set for Monday, May 22nd and will take place in class during 1st hour.
  3. Drum Majors will be announced by Tuesday, May 23rd.


Applications may be downloaded HERE.

Students who wish to begin preparing for a potential conducting audition before submitting their application and/or completing the interview process may check out a score from Mr. Hillock. A raw recording of the music is available on the mp3 player below.

A Celtic Legend

To go to Student Leader Page, click HERE