Summer Workshops

CLA Summer 3-Day Workshops are designed to enhance the student’s ability to succeed as a leader and be an asset to their band program.

drill-downThese workshops are for Drum Majors, Band Officers, Auxiliary Captains, Section Leaders, and anyone else who is responsible for supporting the band from a student leadership position. The professional educators leading these exciting, innovative, and practical sessions are Dave Kuhns, Bill Humbert, and Greg Solomon.

Students may commute daily or choose to spend the weekend in the Chapman University dormitories.

Each session runs from:
Friday 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday 8:30am to 9:00pm
Sunday 8:30am to 3:00pm

Professional Learning Environment

Experienced Teaching Staff
Delicious and Nutritious Meals
Air Conditioned Classrooms
University Dormitory Housing​

Engaging Curriculum

Personal Development
Pragmatic Marching Skills
Peer Motivation
The Art of Communication
Leader vs. Politician
Band, Guard & Dance Team Unity
Commanding Attention
Coping with Success
Dealing with Adults

Check-In Information

PLEASE NOTE the times for Check-In of dormitory (resident) students (2:00 PM) and commuting students (3:00 PM) on the workshop schedule. Check-In will be held in the lobby of Beckman Hall on the Chapman University campus located on the corner of Glassell and University. Please park in the Lastinger Parking Structure (located on Walnut Ave just east of Glassell St.). Workshop participants must have a completed and signed MEDICAL SIGNATURE FORM on file, so if you didn’t mail one in, bring one to Check-In. All fees must be paid in full at Check-In.

pacific-crest-drum-major-on-podiumPacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps does a great job of developing conducting and leadership skills for high school drum majors at their multiple Drum Major camps in Southern California. CLA and PC are united in their goal to support strong student leadership for California’s marching bands. Sign up for both camps and receive a $50 discount! Students attending any Pacific Crest Drum Major camp receive a $50 discount when registering for the CLA Summer Workshops.

Check out their website.


We now accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover at registration.


DORM STUDENTS are required to complete Check-In at Beckman Hall before checking into their rooms. Bring a sleeping bag (or sheets and blankets, size: twin), a pillow, and towel in addition to normal personal items and clothing. You may also want to bring an alarm clock. A radio (with ear-phones) is also permitted.
Your car will remain parked for the duration of the workshop. Please take time to read and discuss the academy and dormitory rules and regulations with your parents.

see Dorm Rules here

COMMUTING STUDENTS who drive to campus may park in the Lastinger Parking Structure at no charge. Parents may drop off and pick up students from the Lastinger Parking Structure, under the athletic field. Please be aware of the class schedule for start and dismissal times.

EVERYONE must wear tennis shoes (not flip-flops) for the outdoor sessions. Sun block, appropriate head gear, and water bottles are recommended for these sessions. Dress during the entire workshop is casual… It’s summer!!! Students will be required to turn cell phones off during both indoor and outside class sessions. Drum Majors and Color Guard members will not need equipment at this camp.

IN AN EMERGENCY, messages regarding workshop students may be left at 714-984-6095.

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