The Drum Major Society Inc

Service. Awareness. Community.

Cincinnati, OH   |  www.drummajorsociety.org

Mission

To recognize Past, Present, and Future Drum Majors, wherever they may be for their contribution of excellence in maintaining the traditions of their institution.

1) To recognize Past, Present, and Future Drum Majors, wherever they may be for their
contribution of excellence in maintaining the traditions of their institution.

2) To assist in the cultivation and development of select scholarship funds, for future students.

3) To provide basic utility needs for the current Drum Majors throughout each
academic year.

4) To maintain an official training program through the Department of Bands to educate
current and future students as Drum Majors.

5) To create a social network for all Drum Majors to communicate and share experiences.

Ruling year info

2012

Principal Officer

Nick DelleCave

Co Principal Officer

Rob Jaques

Main address

147 W. Corry St. ML #32

Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA

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EIN

45-4031325

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

e continuously strive to reduce overall cost needs of students working in musical leadership roles in various organizations around the country. Financial strain is the largest contributing factor to lack of participation, quality equipment and financial assistance via scholarships.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Drum Major Society Training Certification

This training program is offered every winter to interested students at the collegiate level who wish to learn the art of conducting.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Service - We focus in all things on providing low to no cost educational support to students in the Cincinnati area. This service helps collegiate and high school level students with targeted instruction in conducting, leadership development, and the latest in music education techniques.

2) Awareness - We have a very deliberate and open social networking strategy to get the word out about events, opportunities and educational formats where various levels of student acumen can jump on board and learn. We are also using this pillar to demonstrate our commitment to cancer research and our support of local community events.

3) Community - The tie that binds is the all encompassing aspect in everything we do. From education in service, to having large social events in support of local causes, we focus exclusively on the development of our neighborhood. This strategy will continue to grow over the next 3-5 years as we look for expansion opportunities and grow our community from within.

1) Service - This virtue is delivered each year in a series of training classes we offer to local institutions. While the material continue to be refined, the students who participate in our sessions consistently rate us highly in all key areas of promotion with a focus on areas we can improve our offering. Students return year after year to the program to learn the latest methods and to get fresh new perspective.

2) Awareness - Getting the word out in a loud world of choices can be a challenge for any organization. Our niche in the Cincinnati market continues to expand into the local high schools arena, with social events and our 100+ Annual Gala event each December which is really ratcheting up participation.

3) Community - The Society is a member based and recognition Society along with our charter as a public charity. The combination of those types of giving are shown not just in dollars but in the good-will volunteerism instilled within the current Board of Directors.

In 2011 the Executive Director began a search to bring music educators onto the Board to focus our efforts in the education arena. Since then 3 local music educators have joined the Board and are assisting us in the development in methods I've mentioned. As the development continues to improve, so does the response of our students and the output of the group overall.

Generous donors also are an asset that continue to generate support for the organization. These countless few are real pioneers in our market and believe as we all do, in the vision of the organization. While our training assets are a free service with no compensation, our donors give so we can provide these experiences for no charge to those students who may not have the resources.

We also have sponsors that offer us discounts on services, food, and event space which allows us to host the kind of events we do. These gift in kind donations are really solid after years of mutual support and friendship.

The Plan's ultimate end is a robust Training and Scholarship offering to the public which will allow us to increase visibility in area schools.

We have had to adjust our marketing strategy over the course of time to be less reliant on our traditional collective past at specific institutions and to move our influence out into the real world so to speak. This change while good for overall business modeling has also given us some pause as it can be a slippery slope if not watched carefully.

Risks are numerous for a group our size, but we do have niche in the market in a very specific area of performance and music education that we believe makes us a good target for growth. The projection of that growth has been more than originally anticipated, but we continue to measure our success on how we translate that expansion into offerings and support dollars for operations and student need.

Financials

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The Drum Major Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nick DelleCave

Executive Director

Term: 2007 - 2018


Board co-chair

Rob Jaques

Operations Director

Term: 2010 - 2018

Nick DelleCave

No Affiliation

Rob Jaques

No Affiliation

John Stueve

No Affiliation

Melissa Dennedy

No Affiliation

Mitch Blesser

Ben Lozar

James McGinnis