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Leadership team Application

Thank you for applying to be a member of the Buchanan High School Leadership Team! Drum Majors, Colorguard Captains, and Section Leaders are entrusted with a tremendous amount of responsibility and will be asked to fully commit to their assigned duties. Leadership team members serve as a link between the students and the staff and will be expected to work closely with everyone involved in the marching band to ensure a smooth and successful marching season. Being a leadership team member will stretch you to serve others in ways you never thought possible, so be ready! 

Prerequisite: Leadership Team applicants are required to have performed in a competitive high school marching band for at least one year. Members of last year’s leadership team must reapply this year.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend every scheduled marching band function, including all rehearsals outside of the school day.

  • Serve your fellow students with a passion and desire to ensure that everyone has a positive experience. 

  • Act as a liaison between the staff and students.

  • Be the first person to arrive and the last to leave all band events to ensure everything is done right.

  • Attend leadership team meetings during the summer and weekly throughout the school year.

Additional Roles and Responsibilities for drum majors:

  • Conduct the marching band at every rehearsal, football game, competition and performance.

  • Conduct the pep band at football games, rallies, and other events.

  • Lead leadership team meetings during the summer and weekly throughout the school year, including creating meeting agendas.

  • Attend a leadership workshop the evening of Monday, April 8, 2019. (Transportation and costs covered).  

Each Buchanan HS Leadership Team applicant must complete the following:

A. Write a narrative essay that includes the following ideas. Please use MLA format and limit the length of the essay to two pages. The essay must be written and shared via Google Docs.

  1. Why do you want to be a member of the leadership team?

  2. Highlight examples of your leadership qualities, work ethic and willingness to serve others.

  3. Describe your involvement in and the impact you’ve made on our music program.

  4. What are the greatest challenges you will face if you were selected to be a member of the leadership team? 

  5. Explain how you intend address the social challenges and issues of personal conflict that arise in our program (or section) throughout the year (i.e. student drama!).

B. Select three fellow students to complete recommendation forms utilizing the criteria below. Please ask them in person. Share this link with each person you’ve selected to recommend you: http://www.becbands.org/recommendation

Drum Majors:

  1. One recommendation must be from a non-senior marching band member in your grade level.

  2. One recommendation must be from a non-senior marching band member not in your grade level.

  3. One recommendation may be from a current non-senior marching band student of your choice.

Colorguard Captains & Section Leaders:

  1. One recommendation must be from a non-senior marching band member of your section in your grade level.

  2. One recommendation must be from a non-senior marching band member of your section not in your grade level.

  3. One recommendation may be from a current non-senior marching band student of your choice.

C. Interview with directors and current drum majors. This will take place after the application deadline. When and if this step is completed is at the director’s discretion.

D. Submit the Leadership Team Application Signature Page to the red Bandroom mailbox. Click here to download. This form must be completely initialed and signed by the student and signed by the parent/guardian.

Application must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, March 25, 2019 for consideration.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for applying!