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Drum Major, Leadership & Guard Academy

The IUP Drum Major, Leadership, and Guard Academy is open to rising 9th grade students through high school seniors.

The purpose of the Academy is to assist marching band programs in the training of drum majors, section leaders, and guards in the daily expectations of a marching band.  Drum Majors will receive both individual and group conducting instruction.  Section Leaders will be taught the leadership skills and the application of those skills in daily rehearsals.  Guard Members will receive individual and group instruction in guard skills, be taught the leadership skills, and the application of those skills in daily rehearsals.  As a collective group, rehearsal strategies and outcomes will be discussed and implemented through group performance.  Section leaders will also be instructed in the application of conducting skills and rehearsal applications. 

The camp will run from June 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023.

Students can live on campus in dorms or commute to camp daily!

Students will have ensemble experiences that includes conducting and performing.  While group instruction is a major part of this process, opportunities for individual lessons can be accommodated.


  • Residential Registration - $450 -  Fee includes room and meal plan for lunch and dinner
  • Commuter Registration - $175 
  • Optional additional cost for commuter lunch meal plan - $54
  • Optional additional cost for commuter lunch and dinner meal plan - $99
  • If a deposit has been made, Payment in Full is due by June 19.

Drum Major, Leadership, & Guard Academy