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2023 University of Houston and PBSL-USA

Student Leadership & Music Educator Symposium

General Information

June 19th - 21st, 2023

LOCATION:

NEW CANEY HIGH SCHOOL

21650 TX-494 Loop

New Caney, TX 77357

$275 / Participant


 

Student Participant Tracks

GENERAL LEADERSHIP TRACK

The general leadership track is open to current or aspiring student leaders in a high school band program.  This track prepares general field leaders, such as sectional leaders, drill instructions, etc. to serve as effective peer-based leaders for those they serve.  This track includes a detailed focus on the principles of effective peer-based student leadership.  Also, as part of this track, leaders will work with facilitators in the area of modern marching band movement.

 

DRUM MAJOR TRACK

The drum major track is open to current or aspiring drum majors in a high school band program.  This track prepares drum majors in the effective art of field conducting, rehearsal coordination, and general leadership.  Also, as part of this track, drum majors will work with facilitators in the areas of modern marching band movement, percussion leadership, and colorguard leadership.

PERCUSSION LEADERSHIP TRACK

The percussion leadership track is open to current or aspiring percussion leaders.  This track includes percussion leaders, both battery* and front ensemble*, in the preparation to execute their roles effectively.  Also, as part of this track, percussion leaders will work with facilitators in the areas of modern marching band movement and work to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the drum major or field conductor.

 

*Battery and/or field Percussion leaders are requested to bring their field instruments.  Instrument will be used on TUESDAY only.

*Front ensemble leaders are requested to bring mallets as limited front ensemble equipment will be provided.

 

COLOR GUARD LEADERSHIP TRACK

The color guard leadership track is open to current student leaders in a high school color guard.  This track prepares color guard leaders to serve as effective peer-based leaders.  Also, as part of this track color guard leaders will work with facilitators in the areas of modern movement and how to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the drum major or field conductor. 


 

Symposium Instructional Staff and Facilitators

 

Leadership: Ryan Agard

Drum Majors: Maycie Meyer

 

Marching Band Movement: Joni Perez and Courtney Mills

Percussion: Brian Perez

Site coordinator and Master of Ceremonies: Marc Perea


 

Important Details

-Once enrolled, additional information will be sent to participants electronically.

-This is a commuter-based symposium.  No dorms or overnight rooms provided.

-Enrollment to this event will be limited.

-There will be NO CHARGE for participant parking.  Parking will be located directly adjacent to symposium facilities.

-The symposium includes two social events for students (see schedule below).

-Lunch provided daily.

Register and Enroll

To enroll for the 2023 University of Houston Symposium - click here or the ENROLL button at the top of the page.


Daily Schedule


June 19th

8:00 AM doors open

8:30 AM symposium day begins

4:30 PM symposium day concludes

 

June 20th 

8:00 AM doors open

8:30 AM symposium day begins

4:30 PM symposium day concludes

 

June 21st

8:00 AM doors open

8:30 AM symposium day begins

12:00 PM symposium concludes

 

Questions

 

Does PBSL-USA offer large volume discounts?  YES, email us at info@pbsl-usa.  Discounts available for groups of 10 or more from a single high school or 20 or more from a single school district.

 

If you have specific questions, or would like to inquire about large volume discounts, email us at info@pbsl-usa.com.

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