Drum Major / Color Guard Camps

​​​​​CMU School of Music
July 12th - 18th, 2015

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Our staff is made up of talented musicians who have a wealth of experience as former drum majors at both high school and university levels. Their knowledge of field techniques include both a variety of traditional approaches, as well as the most up-to-date drum corps styles. They are also well trained in drill writing, conducting, and drum major adjudication. Our staff is dedicated to giving you an enjoyable, successful drum major experience that will make you an inspiration to your fellow musicians at home.


Drum Major Camp July 12th - 18th, 2015

Welcoming beginning, intermediate, and advanced drum majors for skill development in:
  • Field Movement Technique
  • Conducting and Score Preparation
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Signal Baton and Mace Technique

Color Guard Camp July 12th - 18th, 2015

Join clinic leaders and staff from all across Michigan and the Midwest region to learn the latest techniques and skills to keep you on the cutting edge of color guard development. Welcoming all skill levels of color guard students and captains who want to improve their skills and teaching technique. Campers will learn:
Throughout this clinic you will learn:

  • Body Movement
  • Equipment Control
  • Instructional Pace
  • Leadership
  • Routine Design
  • Choreography

Camp Life

During this six day experience, you will not only participate and learn the latest trends in Drum Major or Color Guard but you will experience life at CMU.

  • While at camp, you spend your days and evenings learning from top instructors in the Mid-West
  • Perfect a final routine to perform on the final day of camp inside CMU's Kelly Shorts Stadium
  • The CMU School of Music hosts a Talent Show and Dance on the last night of camp
  • Experience life in residence halls and all-you-can-eat buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Create new friendships with fellow camp attendees
Registration Online

Early Registration Cost by May 22nd, 2015 is $475

Registrations postmarked after May 22nd, 2015 will cost $495

Click the Drum Major/Color Guard Registration button on the right side of the page. 

REGISTRATION by Phone with credit card is available by calling the CMU Camps and Conferences Office at 989-774-7526


​Cancellation refunds are determined on a case by case basis.  A formal letter addressed to the Camp Director must be written and submitted to the CMU's Camps and Conferences Department before July 31st, 2015.  CMU Reserves the right to cancel any or all sessions of the Drum Major Color Guard Camp on or before June 26th, 2015 due to low enrollment.  Campers will receive a full refund less a $25.00 processing fee if the event or camp is canceled, all other refunds are made at the Camp Directors discretion. 
CMU Camps & Conferences
Central Michigan University
Bovee UC 211
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Central Michigan University • 1200 S. Franklin St. • Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 • 989-774-4000