Mace & Signal Baton Clinic

CLINIC

Information

The Smith Walbridge Mace & Signal Baton Workshop is specialized for drum majors. Teaching focuses on showmanship, using a mace or various types of signal batons. Students are encouraged to develop their own style by adapting the fundamentals they learn at the workshop.  Instructors demonstrate how this is accomplished. The workshop is ideal for both high school and college drum majors, but anyone may attend!

 
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See the results

As you progress through the Mace & Signal Baton Clinic, you will be able to see the progress you make over the course of the weekend clinic. Also, guest performers will demonstrate the potential of what hard work and practice can produce. 

Taught by the best

Students will be instructed by some of the greatest spinning performers and music educators. All of the instructors are products of our program.

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CURRICULUM

 
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3 Levels of Instruction

With beginning, intermediate, and advanced tacks, all students will feel comfortable learning and perfecting the performance art of mace and signal batons.

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Features

Combine the fundamentals to create your own routines and salutes. Learn tricks that will wow an audience and bring your performance to greater heights.

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Equipment Used

The Mace & Signal Baton Clinic provides training in the use of the American Mace, Military Batons, and Signal Batons.

Clinic Schedule

Below is an example of an average day schedule. For a more exact layout, go to our Information Documents page and download the PDF

6:45 am Breakfast

1:30 pm Classes

6:30 pm Classes

8:30 pm Recreation Time

8:30 am Classes

12:15 pm Lunch

5:00 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Classes conclude

11:00 pm Lights Out

Clinic Schedule

Below is an example of an average day schedule. For a more exact layout, go to our Information Documents page and download the PDF

6:45 am Breakfast

12:00 pm Lunch

5:00 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Classes conclude

11:00 pm Lights Out

8:30 am Classes

1:30 pm Classes

6:30 pm Classes

8:00 pm Recreation Time

 

DATES

Locations

JULY

2021

HEAD CLINICIAN

Darren Hicks

Darren Hicks received his bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education as well as a masters degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois. He taught in Galesburg, Illinois for nine years before coming to Urbana, Illinois in the fall of 2004. Darren is currently the Director of Bands at Urbana High School and the Music Coordinator for the Urbana School District. 

 

For Your Information

If you are in need or more information, please download our information PDF's for more details. If you have a question, you may want to see if there is already an answer on our FAQ page. If you are looking for transportation information, please go to our Transportation page.

CLOSING

Ceremonies

For parents, friends, and directors, closing ceremonies will be held on the quad behind Taylor Hall on the Eastern Illinois campus. Come and enjoy the performance and celebration of awards! Spectators are expected to adhere to social distancing and CDC guidelines when attending closing ceremonies.

Mace & Signal Baton Clinic

July 18th, 2021 at 9 AM

 

PRICES

Eastern Illinois University - Charleston IL

July 16th-18th, 2021

COMMUTER

Includes all instruction, and lunch and dinner each day

$225

RESIDENT

Includes all instruction,

housing, and meals

(Staying with us on campus.  Most common selection.)

$285

NON- PARTICIPANT

Includes housing and all meals

 

(For sponsors, bus drivers, directors, or coaches not taking classes)

$175

DISCOUNTS

How much does one pot feed?


Pots are built to order based on per person servings. Depending on what you order, we can put up to 6 orders in one pot




How long does it take to steam?


Depending on your type of cooktop, plan for 30 minutes start to finish, for gas and electric coil ranges or 50 minutes for flattop electric ranges.




Is there a minimum order?


Yes, for proper steaming the minimum is 2 persons per pot.




Do you need to order ahead of time?


No but if you do call ahead,we can have it ready for you when you arrive.




Is the boil gluten free?


Heck yea!




Can we substitute items?


For allergy and dietary restrictions, we can work with you to customize the pot to fit your needs.