Registration is now open for the 2012 Drum Major Clinics.  The application form may be found in the DMC Forms  link and printed out.  Check out our Facebook Page!

For over twenty years, the Sycamore Drum Major Clinic at Indiana State University has provided aspiring drum majors with the opportunity to hone their skills and prepare themselves to be leaders in band and in life.

Week-long Camp

  • July 8–14
  • Cost:
    • $475 for Resident Students
    • $300 for Commuting Students

Activities during the week

  • Group Conducting Sessions focusing on individual attention and conducting basics
  • Lab Band - Students conduct a live group of their peers, are videotaped, and receive individualized feedback from the staff and their peers.
  • Leadership Training
    • Breakout time to discuss issues that student leaders face
    • Diverse experiences through discussion of basic concepts, role-playing scenarios and team-building activities
  • Private Conducting Lessons
    • Three sessions throughout the week
    • Time spent on scores and recordings from home
  • Many opportunities to share ideas with fellow campers from schools throughout the Midwest

Weekend Mini-Camps

  • Mini-Camp 1:  July 21–22
  • Mini-Camp 2:  July 28–29
  • Cost:
    • $325 for Residents
    • $225 for Commuters


  • Basic conducting technique
  • Leadership training sessions
  • Salutes/retreats

Download a printable campus map, or take a virtual tour of the ISU campus.

Let the Sycamore Drum Major Clinic help you:

Make this season extraordinary.

Become a leader in band and in life.