Cadets Percussion Webinar with Colin McNutt, Wed. Feb. 15 9 PM

Directors, Instructors invited to Learn the Secrets of a World Class Ensemble


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The second episode in the Cadets Educational Webinar Series is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 9PM EST, as Percussion Caption Supervisor Colin McNutt presents an insightful sixty minute session on the teaching system the Cadets utilize build their program each year.

Corps Director George Hopkins will also be a part of the introduction portion of the presentation, with George and Colin providing a Question & Answer session before the conclusion of the episode. 

Register HERE for the Colin McNutt Percussion Webinar.  Here is a sample of the Colin McNutt Percussion Webinar.

By using examples filmed at the Cadets most recent rehearsal, Colin will show attendees how by using specific exercises will deliver the results needed when performing on percussion’s largest stages on DCI’s summer tour.

Band directors and percussion instructors of all levels will learn hints and tips on how to improve their program and give students a better overall experience while improving their overall skills.

Directors are encouraged to use the Cadets Webinar Series as part of their on-going personal development and to register the Cadets clinic with their music supervisor.  In many cases, the entire cost will be reimbursed and credit given for the additional training.

Registration for the February 15 clinic is $10 and you can register HERE.  For your convenience, the session will be recorded and available for On-Demand Viewing for two weeks following the initial broadcast.

Hopkins himself recently presented the first in the Cadets Webinar Series, “5 Ways to Improve Your Band Program” which is still available for viewing.  Registration is an affordable $10 for an hour of priceless information gained over 30 years of design and programming.  Register HERE

At registration, you’ll receive your personal log-in which entitles you to view the webinar until Wednesday, February 22 .

Assistant Directors and instructional team members are also invited to register and learn some tricks of the trade and what to avoid when planning your fall show this year.

The hour-long presentation includes a brief introduction before delving into the hot topics and some questions and answers from those who were part of the original session.

Topics for the Show Design & Programming Webinar

1) Writing your books -- visual and music.  Tips to love what you do and have kids and parents love it too.

2) Field Positioning.  Designing for small and large bands, percussion too!

3) Secrets to a Theme.  How to make sure your theme makes sense.

4) The Great Outdoors.  These props and solos worked on paper and in the band room, now what?

5) The Basic Tips to Higher Achievement.  What are the rules you should never break?

 Registration for the webinar is $10 and you can register HERE.

But HURRY, the content of the Show Design & Programming  webinar will only be available until WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22!

Future segments have already gone into production and will be webcast every other Wednesday until June.

Topics for upcoming segments include:

Wind technique with Gino Cipriani - February 29

Front ensemble with Iain Moyer - March 11

Visual design with Jeff Sacktig - March 25

Amplification and electronics with Gerry Miller,  color guard design and costuming with Greg Lagola and Bruno Zucala and more episdoes will be announced soon.

Register for both Cadets Educational Webinars HERE and enjoy the show!


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