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The Arizona Leadership Conference in 2023 was an amazing experience. Our 2024 camps will once again be offered in June. See information list below. Registration will open in late April of 2024. See thee bottom of this page.

AZ Leadership Conference

In 2023, the Arizona Leadership Conference celebrated 30 years of providing band students a quality leadership experience. Over 550 students attended our summer camps in 2023.   In 2024, we are excited to once again offer you our leadership experience, with an amazing teaching faculty, in an in-person format

The Arizona Leadership Conference is designed to enhance the students' ability to succeed as a leader and be an asset to you and your music program. Conference curriculum is reinforced through group discussion, master classes, and special breakout sessions that will help your students reach their full potential. All students can benefit from attending and will get a head start in understanding the importance of their role in your program.

Student leaders will be well prepared to aid directors in the development of ​​their music program. After being involved in many other student leadership camps, we believe that the blend of leadership activities and individual instruction will provide students with the best potential towards serving their music program. 


 Summer Camp Dates for 2024

May 30 to June 1 McClintock HS in Tempe, Arizona

June 6-8 Centennial HS in Peoria, Arizona

June 13-15  Tucson, Arizona (Tentative)


DAY 1:

11:30am Student Check-In

1:00pm - 6:00pm Leadership Sessions

DAY 2:                  ​

9:00am - 12:00pm Leadership Sessions

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 5:00pm Leadership Sessions


DAY 3:                  ​

9:00am - 12:00pm Leadership Sessions

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 4:00pm Leadership Sessions

*Please note that the camp does not provide lunch. ​


Drum Major: Notebook and Pencil

Section Leaders: ​​Main Instrument

(Day 2 and 3), Notebook and Pencil

Percussion: Drum Pad with Snare Stand, mallets, Sticks, Notebook and Pencil

Color Guard: Guard Equipment

(flag, saber, rifle) Notebook and Pencil

Band Officers: Main Instrument

(Day 2 and 3) Notebook and Pencil


Camp 1: May 30-June 1
McClintock HS
Camp 2:  June 6-8
Centennial HS
Camp 3:  June 13-15
Sabino HS, Tucson


Bill's leadership workshops focus on establishing the definition that leadership is not a title or position of authority; instead, leadership is humility with the end goal of leading others to surpass yourself. Great leaders focus on shifting followers to become self-motivated leaders. Focus areas also include:

  • ​Effective Communication

  • The Value of Risk

  • Behavior Modification vs. Motivation

  • Setting High Standards of Excellence

  • Dealing with Insecurities

  • Fundamentals of Self-Discipline​​​​​​

Bill's workshops will help your students understand that in order to achieve high levels of performance, they have to step forward and get the job done. In addition, your students will understand that their success is dependent upon the success of their teachers and peers. In order for a group to be successful, each individual must also be successful.

Leadership Workshops

Bill is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician across the country in the areas of concert band, marching band, jazz band, and orchestra. His ensembles have received top honors throughout Arizona and the United States. Bands under his direction have performed at state music educator conventions multiple times. 

He is able to connect with your ensemble and increase the sensitivity and awareness of students ​​in an upbeat and energetic manner. 

Bill consistently is requested as a guest clinician and director for area festivals, regional bands, and All-State ensembles. He serves as ​​a head judge for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director Association (ABODA).  Additionally, Bill is an Educational Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Division of Education.

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Each workshop is built and developed to fit the needs of your program. Bill will create a seminar about the success and challenges that you meet every day with your students. The workshop will focus on your specific concerns and address a pathway to success and improvement.

  • ​​Independent Carry-through

  • ​Sensitivity to Peers

  • ​Development of a Positive Attitude

  • ​Understanding of I/Me vs. We/Us

  • ​Increased Group Cooperation

  • ​Commitment to Self-Improvement

Bill's fresh, enthusiastic, and entertaining approach to education will provide a positive experience that will motivate students to do their very best. This workshop is a great way to kick off the school year or energize your group before a big event or at the mid-point of the semester.

Team Building
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