Band and Leadership?

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  1. woodingsjg.2011

    woodingsjg.2011 New Member

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    Would West Point consider band a type leadership? I'm drum major of our marching band, first chair french horn, lead alto sax in jazz band, i play mellophone in pep band, and i can play 7 or 8 instruments. Does West point take any of these activities into consideration, because i can switch out some of my band activities for other activities? Thank you all for you time.
     
  2. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Yes they will, especially drum major.
     
  3. ibman377

    ibman377 Member

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    yeah they will def. look at the band stuff and esp. the drum major. admissions likes to see that you are dedicated to what you do and are good at. keep with it. i wouldn't devote ALL of your time, though. remember its a miltary academy, not a band academy.
     
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    If you like band then stay in band. There are many musicians at West Point. Drum major, first chair and lead sax are definitely a leadership positions. Make sure you include it when you apply. Just think - you will know how to march and keep time. It's all good.
    My daughter who is a cadet played the trumpet from 4th-12th grade. She was in jazz band and concert band - among other things.

    When you get to West Point you can be in the Spirit band if you want.
     
  5. woodingsjg.2011

    woodingsjg.2011 New Member

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    Thanks, i was just wondering. Although it takes a lot of time, its not the only thing i do...
     

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