Leadership Training

A place for student leaders, drum majors, section leaders, student council members, etc.

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Leadership Training

Post by Tobias087 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:32 am

What does your school do to train its new, or returning, student leadership for the upcoming year?
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Post by melloking » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:59 pm

well every year we go to the california leadership academy heald over 3 seperate weekends in the summer.

it's a realy great experiance for all.


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Post by Ryan H. Turner » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:41 am

I LOVE IT!! I love CLA--I have had the good fortune twice over the last 10 years to "sub" for Greg Solomon, and I think CLA is a great way to get a group of kids from one organization together to learn more from talented instructors but to ALSO network with other like-minded student leaders. VERY cool stuff.

But you know what I really like about CLA's website?

That picture on the homepage right there is a pic of the back of my head on one of the camps I subbed for Greg!! LOL!!!

I love it...

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Post by senza cervello » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:33 pm

I knew I recognized that melon :lol:

My school doesn't really do much leadership training, unfortunately. There ends up being such a vast gap in how different leader handle things. Some of the other leaders realize how easy they've been at too late of a time and are doomed to a role without respect. That happened a lot last year. They ended up going to the most feared section leader in band and having him hold a sectional once. just once. Mostly we try to pick people that we see as being natural leaders. (Usually doesn't work out well)
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Re: Leadership Training

Post by TubainDahills » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:47 pm

Every band should do CLA. My school did it for the first time this summer and the group of leaders that went really enjoyed it. Its a great place to meet new people and become really confident with ones leadership skills.
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Re: Leadership Training

Post by ThePenguin » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:59 pm

California Leadership Academy.
Im a 5 year veteran there.
Yes thats right. 5 year vet.
i was the first jr high student they accepted into their high school program.
i went as a new 7th grader, 8th grader, sophomore, junior, and senior.
yea i missed my freshman year obviously because i had quit my former marching band to be in the high school marching band. and i wasnt made drum major my freshman year obviously.
if you go you can tell them that adrianna kruk, the 5 year vet, recommended u to go. they'll b super nice to u haha.
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Re: Leadership Training

Post by xblackwoodx » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:42 am


CLA for the win!
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Re: Leadership Training

Post by tokyo512 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:14 am

My school doesn't do shizzle for leadership training. The only leaders who get any training are the drum majors. I really think that the entire leadership should go to leadership camps though.
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Re: Leadership Training

Post by gimpet19 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:15 pm

we have a Jr. Staff retrete(sp?)
this is were all the members of the leadership team (th Jr. Staff) go up to lake arrowhead and stay in a cabin for three days
the group bonds and we do runs up in the high aultitude to get a bit in shape then the monday after starts band camp and the jr staff already knows and has disscused ways to lead and just do it
band is a sport!!!
try 200 bpm down a field and back with a 40 pound insterment!

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