Drum Major

After completing the interview process, the following students have been selected to move on to the conducting portion of the audition: 

Kevin Glynn, Zac Hallman, Ryann Johnson, Jarod Lorenz, Maloree Morris, Nicole Rottschaefer, Daniel Shahwan, Matthew Sims, and Lance Luinstra. 

Students should understand there is no guarantee a student will be selected as drum major or student leader because they passed on to the conducting portion of the process. There are many well-qualified candidates who only applied to be a student leader, and not a drum major. Decisions for all positions will be determined after conducting auditions. 

Conducting auditions will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd during regular 1st hour rehearsal.

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After carefully reviewing applications and past performance in band, the staff has granted interviews for Drum Major to the following students: 

Kevin Glynn, Zac Hallman, Ryann Johnson, Jarod Lorenz, Maloree Morris, Nicole Rottschaefer, Daniel Shahwan, Matthew Sims, and Lance Luinstra

Interviews for candidates will be on Monday, May 14th from 4:30 - 7:15 in the main band room. A schedule is posted in the main band room and also available HERE.

Conducting auditions for students who pass the interview process with be held in class on Wednesday, May 23rd during class. 

Annoucement of Drum Majors, along with Section Leaders and Students Leaders could be posted as early as Friday, May 25th. 

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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 2018-2019 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 24th. 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, May 3rd.
  2. Conducting audition with band. Scores will be available for students who complete the interview process. Conducting auditions are tentatively set for Monday, May 21st and will take place in class during 1st hour.
  3. Drum Majors will be announced by Wednesday, 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.

Quail Hollow Overture

To go to Student Leader Page, click HERE