System Blue Virtual Workshop

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Led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser & the System Blue educational staff, this 4.5-hour virtual workshop is for students, educators, and directors.

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(NOTE: If you are looking for the $45 price as advertised through school flier, you must use the URL as shown on that flier. SCHOOLS - if you'd like to join this program, please contact us at education@systemblue.org to discuss).

This workshop includes multiple tracks for Leadership, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion - Battery, Percussion - Front Ensemble, Color Guard, and Directors. This intensive 4.5-hour workshop is designed for all skill levels for students and educators.

The day starts and ends with sessions with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Senior Educational Advisor for System Blue. The remaining sessions led by top educators in the world, including many System Blue & Blue Devil educational staff and Frank Troyka, Director of Education for System Blue. BONUS: there are bonus sessions for drum majors and educators on top of the jam-packed schedule.

Whether you want to improve your spinning, drumming, or leadership abilities – we have the staff ready to help you take your skills to the next level! Keep in mind that our leadership track isn’t meant ONLY for current section leaders, captains, or drum majors, but ALSO for those who aspire to become leaders. No prior training or experience of any kind is necessary to be a part of System Blue Leadership.

Group discounts available for 25 or more. Contact us at education@systemblue.org for information.

AGENDA (subject to change)


10:00 AM ALL: Welcome & How to with Rick V & Frank

10:05 AM ALL: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

10:50 AM Break

10:55 AM Breakout Sessions

• Leadership: Four Critical Attributes of Effective Leaders with Frank Troyka

• Brass: Brass Musicianship with Dr. Chip Crotts

• Woodwinds: Woodwind Musicianship with Ellie Anderson

• Percussion Battery: Battery Technique with Scott Johnson

• Percussion Front Ensemble: Establishing a Technical Foundation with Brian Dinkel

• Color Guard: How to Warm-up & Movement for Color Guard with David Ziehm

• Educators: With Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

11:45 AM Break

12:00 PM

ALL: Staying Composed for your Performance with John Meehan & Dr. Chip Crotts

Educators: With Frank Troyka

12:45 PM Break

12:50 PM Breakouts

• Leadership: Leadership Rehearsal Techniques with John Meehan & Kristen Lichtenthal

• Winds: Movement/Choreography with Peter Beckhart

• Percussion Battery: Battery Technique Block with Rudy Garcia

• Percussion Front Ensemble: Developing Your Sense of Style/Performance with Brian Dinkel

• Color Guard: It All Starts with Technique with TJ Doucette

• Educators: With Todd Ryan

1:40 PM Break

1:45 PM ALL: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

2:30 PM Workshop Concludes


3:15 PM

• Drum Majors: Conducting Technique with James Rocillo

• Educators: Electronics & Technology with Brian Dinkel

4:05 PM Break

4:10 PM

• Drum Majors: Rehearsal Management & Tools for Drum Majors with Frank Troyka

• Educators: With Jaime Holly

5:00 PM Bonus Sessions Conclude

Learn about the educators at class.systemblue.org/educators

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