top of page

Drum Major Clinic




The 6-day program with a staff of over 28 instructors enables us to not only train great teachers, conductors, and leaders but also drum majors capable of serving as assistant band directors. The power of positive attitudes, high energy, and natural enthusiasm is integrated into the Smith Walbridge “System,” often imitated, but never matched. 

Overview DM

Live the legacy

SWC is the nation’s first drum major camp, founded in 1952. There is a consistent teaching philosophy which is preserved year after year.

Build your foundation

Based strongly in fundamentals, we guide students to develop their own unique style compatible within their bands. The result is individual creativity, identity, and diversity.



Curriculum DM


New and returning students will learn conducting concepts with three levels of curriculum from beginner to advance. Score study is incorporated into conducting session taught by collegiate professors in music education.