Yorkville Bands

Marching Foxes Leadership

Congratulations to the 2020 Marching Foxes Leadership Team Members

Drum Majors - Ava Rittgers & Andrew Fapp

Flute - Lauren Bell & Olivia Hernandez

Clarinet - Somara Quinones

Alto Saxophone - Mitchell McCarty

Tenor Saxophone - Olivia Vickery

Trumpet - Nick Guerra & Nick Childs

Mellophone - Danica Tuohy

Trombone/Euphonium - Peter Standaert

Tuba - Cara Davenport

Front Ensemble - Ben Burton

Drumline - Nathan Luna

Colorguard - Eliana Black & Ella Westenskow

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

2020 Marching Foxes Leadership Application

Due Monday, April 13, 2020

Step I:

Go to the following link to fill out the on-line application and submit your resume. (see questions here before starting a survey so you can prepare. Also, make sure to have your resume completed and ready to upload before you begin your application.) sample resume

Step II:

Conduct an interview of someone (your choice) about the qualities of a good leader and fill out Leadership Interview Completion Form regarding your interview.

Step III:

Interview with Mr. Vriezen and Mr. Anderson.  Once we receive applications and your conducted leadership interview by Monday, April 13th, we will set up individual interviews with you via zoom to be scheduled Monday, April 27th

* Throughout this application process, make sure to utilize your Y115 email address & google login in order access all files.

DRUM MAJORS

Complete Leadership Application (above)

Monday, April 13 - Drum Major Clinic #1

  • Zoom meeting with Mr. Vriezen 3:00-4:30 pm

  • Go over drum major packet and all skills that will be assessed in audition

 

Thursday, April 16 - Drum Major Clinic #2

  • Zoom meeting with Mr. Vriezen 3:00-4:30 pm

  • Go over drum major packet and all skills that will be assessed in audition

 

Monday, April 20 - Drum Major Auditions

  • Part I - Submit a video of yourself marching the exercises below to Mr. Vriezen rvriezen@y115.org no later than Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 pm. Please be sure to have the video filmed from the front of you. You should always be marching with your torso facing directly at the camera.  All exercises should be marched at quarter note = 120 bpm and please count out loud when doing the exercises.

    • ||: Forward 16, Hold 8, Backward 16, Hold 8 :||

    • ||: Forward Slide Left 16, Hold 8, Backward Slide Right 16, Hold 8 :||

    • ||: Forward Slide Right 16, Hold 8, Backward Slide Left 16, Hold 8 :||

    • Box Drill Left (Forward Slides)

      • ||: Forward 8, Forward Slide Left 8, Backward 8, Forward Slide Right 8, Hold 8 :||

    • Box Drill Right (Forward Slides)

      • ||: Forward 8, Forward Slide Right 8, Backward 8, Forward Slide Left 8, Hold 8 :||

    • Memory Marching

      • Backward 8, Hold 4, Forward 8, Left 4 (Forward Slide), Right 4 (Backward Slide), Forward 16, Hold 4, 4 count turn to the rear, Forward 8, Halt.

  • Part II - Full group portion on Zoom with Mr. Vriezen, Mr. Anderson, and all applicants from 3:00-4:00 pm.

    • Verbal Commands

      • Pages 2-3 of the Drum Major Audition Packet

    • Conducting Basics

      • Page 4 at varying tempos

    • Conduct a piece of your choice, that demonstrates a variation in dynamics, style, and tempo.

  • Part III - Individual interview with Mr. Vriezen & Mr. Anderson on Zoom following the full group portion, sometime between 4:00-5:00 pm.

    • Conduct three tempos from memory, quarter note = 60, 100, and 120.

    • Interview questions

 

Monday, April 27 - Section Leader Interviews

  • Zoom interviews with Mr. Vriezen & Mr. Anderson, by appointment

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