The day began bright and early for everyone–working on developing their observational and teaching skills while praciting marching in their squads and working on conducting basics. Very quickly the day began with a great round of stretches and physical warm ups, followed immediately by Mr. Parks introducing new material that would be focused upon for much of the morning.
Everyone had their conducting video taped before lunch in preparation for the afternoon roatation classes: affectionately called DMA MODULES. Students spend 40-50 minutes in three separate sessions–conducting with Mr. Parks, Video Review and “Outside” (posture and basic salute approach was today’s outdoor topic) with the DMA Staff and IMPACT TEAM.
This evening brought about two more success stories. A Conduct-Off was held first. All the students were evaluated by the full staff to see who had “the look.” The DMA conducting approach is based upon the philosophies and approaches of Dr. Elizabeth Green, Dr. John Paynter and Dr. Jacques Voois.
Congratulations to tonight’s conduct-off winner:
Connor Dugas, Lafayette HS, LA
And of course, the winner of this evening’s march-off was:
Brandon Frierson, Parkway HS, Boosier City, LA