Leadership Application Outline

Required Application Components

  • The leadership Application found under the learn more tab on this page. Answer all questions with complete four to five sentence paragraphs. Drum Major applicants must also submit a video of them conducting a two minute piece of their choosing on the Application. 
  • Two Teacher Recommendation google forms. You can share the following link with your teachers to have them fill out the recommendations. https://forms.gle/q2RWGTr6CwAt91499
  • An interview to be scheduled the week of May 4th through 8th. A doodle poll link will be placed here and in Mr. Payne's weekly email once all applications have been submitted. 

Selection of Student Leader

  1. Potential for strong leadership is the most important factor we are looking for. 
  2. Remember, you have been trying out since the first day you walked into the MHS Band Room and every day since. 
  3. A good leader is first a good follower. 
  4. Will you be more valuable to the band as a drum major or marching in your section? We consider this very carefully. 
  5. A few mistakes in your audition/application are expected. Don’t lose your poise-how well you recover is more important. 

Desirable Qualities of a Student Leader (What are we as a staff looking for?) 

  1. A strong musician/performer 
  2. Dependability 
  3. Positive attitude and ownership in the band program demonstrated on a daily basis.  
  4. Strong Dedication to the MHS Band Program (At least one year in the MHS Band program; as much Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Winter Guard/Percussion as possible).