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Chicagoland Marching Band Leadership Academy


 Chicagoland Marching Band Leadership Academy

2020 details coming soon

Formerly known as 7 Steps to a Better Band, the Chicagoland Marching Band Leadership Academy (MBLA) is a single-day event designed to prepare directors and their student leaders for a sucessful school year and marching band season. Directors and their students will have an opportunity to set goals for their school, break out into sectional leadership workshops, prepare music in sections, share their goals with all particpants and prepare and perform a music selection as one large ensemble. 

All participating students receive a MBLA shirt and lunch, and will depart feeling motivated and inspired for the coming school year!

Instructor: coming soon!

Date: TBD

Registration Deadline:

Attendance Fee: $45.00 per student (includes lunch; directors and instructors are free)

Payment should be received by TBD.  

Online Registration (Form coming soon)

* Spots fill up quickly for the day and space is limited - early registration recommended!

* Fees cannot be refunded once payment has been accepted.

For any questions, please contact:

Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing Education & Outreach

CMBLA Schedule
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Arrival & check-in

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

9:10 - 10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m.
Lunch & Goal-Setting Session

1:30 p.m.
Goal Sharing

2:00 p.m.
Sectional Rehearsals

3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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