2020 System Blue Educational Events

June 24–25
Virtual Workshop More Info
July 23–24
Virtual Workshop More Info

System Blue Education Virtual 2-Day Workshops are split into three different tracks, covering Color Guard, Percussion, and Leadership. Whether you want to improve your spinning, drumming, or leadership abilities – we have the staff ready to help you take your skills to the next level! Keep in mind that our leadership track isn’t meant ONLY for current section leaders, captains, or drum majors, but ALSO for those who aspire to become leaders. No prior training or experience of any kind is necessary to be a part of System Blue Leadership.

Featured instructors include TJ Doucette (Color Guard Caption Head), Scott Johnson (Percussion Arranger/Caption Head), Brian Dinkel (Front Ensemble Arranger/Caption Head), Frank Troyka (System Blue Director of Education), Todd Ryan (Visual Caption Head), John Meehan and Dr. Chip Crotts (Brass Caption Heads), and many more.

You’ll also have an opportunity to meet and chat with members of the current Blue Devils leadership team across all sections. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask them for insider tips on how to become a member of the Blue Devils or how best to prepare for any upcoming audition.

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2020 System Blue Sponsored Events

June 14–16
Texas A&M
Leadership, Drum Major, and Color Guard Camp Visit Site


Our education programs provide opportunities for students, educators, and fans alike to hone their performance, leadership, and teaching skills under the instruction of the finest educators in the marching arts. From intense multi-day skills events to instrument-specific clinics and master classes, participants are able to study in a focused and enriching environment that includes performing alongside the members of today’s top drum corps.


System Blue now offers professional development workshops on fundamental instrumental pedagogy; rehearsal techniques; establishing a private lesson program; recruitment and retention; as well as student leadership mentorship. The workshops detail assessment and ensemble technique, as well as a comprehensive presentation on developing intonation awareness in young musicians.

Contact Frank Troyka, System Blue Director of Education, for more information about scheduling a concert band workshop.