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Band – Introductory approach to student conducting

Lesson Overview

Join Barry Houser, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the University of Illinois Marching Illini, and President & Director of Smith Walbridge Clinics, and Artistic Director for the BRT Thanksgiving Parade of Bands as he provides an introductory approach to student conducting in order to prepare for drum major auditions. If you have students or are a student interested in auditioning for Drum Major, this training video from Smith Walbridge Clinics, is a great starting point.

Content includes:

  • Posture and planes
  • Conducting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 patterns
  • Basic Articulations
  • Establishing Tempos
  • Releases

If you would like to learn more, be sure to join Barry Houser and an all-star staff at the Smith Walbridge Clinics offered each summer with training for drum majors, section leaders, guard, drumline & front ensemble, leadership, band directors, drill writing, student conducting, and a mace clinic.

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