This page details the student leadership structure of the Cowboy Marching Band for the 2021 season. Each section will have several Section Leaders, with one or two of them being designated as Music Section Leaders depending on the size of the section and number of qualified applicants.
Please note that all candidates selected to serve in a leadership role will be required to attend the CMB Leadership Retreat unless excused by a director IN ADVANCE. We will send more details regarding the date and location soon. Failure to attend leadership camp will result in removal from the leadership team (unless the absence was excused in advance). If you are applying for more than one position, you only need to complete each stage of the application process one time.
The table below highlights some of the responsibilities and expectations for each leadership position. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is intended to give some insight into what is expected of the individuals filling each position.
|Job Responsibilities & Expectations||Drum Major||Music Section Leader||Section Leader|
|Possess strong leadership characteristics||X||X||X|
|Exhibit a positive attitude||X||X||X|
|Possess ability to teach band members of all marching and playing abilities||X||X||X|
|Exhibit strong work ethic||X||X||X|
|Communicate appropriately with director at weekly leadership meetings||X||X||X|
|Encourage high morale from band throughout season||X||X||X|
|Motivate members to march and play at a high level throughout season||X||X||X|
|Have the respect of your peers||X||X||X|
|Exhibit excellent musicianship||X||X|
|Teach marching fundamentals and drill to section members||X||X||X|
|Run efficient and productive music sectionals||X|
|Lead stretching routine with full band and teach fundamentals to band at director’s discretion||X|
|Possess excellent conducting technique||X|
|Study game management with director (when to play or not play in stands during games)||X|