7 Steps to a Better Band

EVENT DATES: Friday, July 31, 2015



Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 10
Registration:  Online RegistrationPDF Registration

Participants: High school marching band students, directors, and parent organization members

Objective: 7 Steps is a leadership workshop where directors and students collectively set goals and prepare for the school year. Booster Shot, a motivational session for parent organizations, is included. Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser headlines this event.

This event is tailored towards high school marching band programs. 7 Steps is a sure way to get your students fired up for the fall marching season. Student activities will focus on helping them develop their leadership and communication skills as well as running a sectional. Special sessions are also provided for drum majors, drum line, and color guard. One highlight of the event is the goal setting session where students and directors team up to plan for the upcoming year.

In addition to the student workshop we offer a special session for parent organizations called Booster Shot. Booster Shot is a FREE workshop designed to help your parents discover new and exciting ways to improve their role in the band program. Booster Shot will take place from 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

The cost for the workshop is $40.00 each for students and directors. One director/staff admission is complimentary for every five students registered. A director or adult must accompany students. This fee includes lunch during the event.  Booster Shot participants will not be charged a registration fee and may participate in Friday’s lunch by purchasing tickets for $10.00 prior to the event. The registration fee is non refundable. However, substitutions can be made with prior notice.

To register, fill out and return the registration form with payment by Friday, July 10, 2015. Please pay for all students on one school-printed check or purchase order. Checks are payable to VanderCook College of Music. Credit cards can also be accepted. Please note: we may not be able to accept you if your registration is received after the deadline, so please submit all materials in a timely manner!

If you do not hear from us within 7 days of sending your application, please contact us to make sure it has been received and your spot is confirmed.

Please send all materials to:

VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Justin Kvedaras - 7 Steps
3140 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731

If you wish to fax your submission, the number is (312) 225-5211.

For questions, please contact Justin Kvedaras at (312) 788-1141 or

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