Designed as a nonresidential day-camp, participants spend three full days in instruction
and leadership classes, with an emphasis on developing fundamentals and advanced field
conducting techniques. The clinic culminates in an Exhibition to which families and friends are invited to
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Guest Clinician – “Leadership Session”
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser’s career involves 10 years of successful college band directing
at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri and New Mexico State University.
Dr. Tim has a long tradition at USC summer camps and is the industry’s leading motivational
speaker, focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training.
Cost: $99 per person (lodging not included)
Location: Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208
2016 Drum Major Clinic Dates
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
Deadline to register: Friday, June 3
Clinic Instructional Staff
James W. Taylor is assistant director of bands at USC. His duties include drill design
and working with the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Marching Band, directing basketball
bands, conducting the University Band, and teaching courses in the music education
curriculum. He holds a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University
Mr. Taylor has several years experience teaching in the public schools of East Tennessee
as both a middle and high school band director. Mr. Taylor's other teaching experiences
include brass instruction for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Rosemont, Illinois,
three years with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps of Casper, Wyoming, and he is an
alumnus of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio.
Under Stephen Meyer direction, the Clear Creek Wind Ensemble was a featured performer
at the 2013 Midwest Clinic and has twice been named a National Winner in the National
Wind Band Honors Project, a runner-up for the 2013 American Prize in Wind Ensemble
Performance, and the Grand Champion of the 2013 Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational.
He previously taught at Harrison High School in Cobb County, Georgia, where he assisted
with performances at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Georgia Music Educators Association,
and the University of Georgia January Festival. As co-director of the Marching Band,
the band was a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super-Regional Finalist, a
Bands of America Grand National Finalist in 2007, and a featured ensemble in the 2009
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mr. Meyer was USC's interim assistant director of
bands for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Ben Pouncey is director of bands at Dubose Middle School, Summerville, S.C. He graduated
Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in December of 2012 with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Music with an emphasis in Music Education. While attending the University
of South Carolina, he was a member of the USC Wind Ensemble, the Left Bank Big Band,
and served as a trumpet section leader as well as a senior assistant with the University
of South Carolina Marching Band.
An alumnus of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Ben served as the corps’ drum major
from 2009-2011 after having been a member of the trumpet section from 2007-2008.
He was the recipient of the 2011 Jim Jones Leadership Award presented by Drum Corps
International and Ben is currently a member of The Cadets’ instructional staff. He
also has served as a clinician for the Drum Corps International Drum Major Leadership
Seminar held each year for DCI drum majors from across the nation.
A native of Columbia, SC, Ben Pouncey has held instructional positions at the middle
school and high school levels, teaching instrumental master classes and conducting
drum major leadership clinics with students across South Carolina, as well as Georgia,
North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
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