What We Do!
Dynamic Marching & Music is a resource for teachers. We have educational DVDs on Marching Band Movement, Marching Band Music, and Symphonic Ban Teaching. We also help teachers by providing consulting & clinics, as well as free articles & videos. In addition to helping teachers, we support the entire marching band design process: Original Shows for marching band, Drill writers, and music arrangers. Dynamic Marching & Music and Dynamic Symphonic Band will help your band succeed!
Education is our passion! Dynamic Marching provides many of the top marching band programs in the country innovative ideas for developing and refining the teaching methods of marching and music fundamentals as well as providing show design consultations. Whether it is our acclaimed instructional DVDs or our marching and music clinics, Dynamic Marching can help you bring your marching program to the next level!
The initials “dm” stand for dynamic marching, but started as a vision that Chris Mader and Jeff Young had while driving to teach a clinic on marching & movement in 2005. Both Jeff and Chris were drum majors (dm) in high school band and had a dream of providing a resource for band directors from all over the world to improve their visual and music instruction. Our first goal was to produce a one-of-a-kind instructional video on how to teach marching fundamentals. Since then we have produced five instructional videos on the various aspects of the marching activity including music, visual, percussion, color guard, and show coordination! We have also “taken the show on the road” and have established a comprehensive network of Dynamic Marching certified clinicians around the country that are available to come to your program and help you reach your goals.
How We Do It!
Instructional DVDs are just a small portion of what Dynamic Marching is all about. Our clinicians and consultants travel all over the country putting on one-day, two-day, or week-long camps on how to improve your fundamentals program! We have Marching Instructors and Music Instructors with many years of experience with some of the top BOA and DCI groups in the country who will help you reach a new level of success. Our specialty is the teaching methods behind the style choices and how to plan out a successful visual and musical fundamentals program. In fact, Dynamic Marching coordinates all curriculum and instruction for the Band of America Summer Symposium Marching Band Track at Ball State University!
Who We Are!
Jeff Young, President/CEO, Co-Founder Jeff Young teaches science at Carmel High School in Carmel, IN. He has a degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana University. He has been teaching since 1996 and involved with marching band and drum corps since 1988. Jeff’s pageantry experience comes from various areas including: trumpet, gymnastics, dance, movement, and design. He is currently the visual caption head for the 2005 Bands of America Grand National Champion Carmel High School Marching Band. Jeff has been the marching band track division head for the Bands of America Summer Symposium since 2009. In addition, Jeff judges for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, designs drills, and frequently teaches clinics on marching and movement.
Christopher Mader, Ph.D., Vice President, Co-Founder Christopher Mader oversees the operations of Dynamic Marching as well as initiating strategic partnerships and product distribution. Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Biological Sciences. In addition to his biology studies he also gained experience in music performance and composition, holding Horn performance chairs with such groups as the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra, Notre Dame Brass Quintet, the Notre Dame Marching Band and South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and had compositions performed for the U.S. Army, Black Lion Battalion. Chris recently earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cell Biology where he also continued his musical pursuits, holding the Principal Horn and Adjunct Trumpet chairs in the New Haven Chamber Orchestra as well as serving on its Board of Directors. Chris is also an experienced clinician in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Chris’s expertise in physiology has helped shape our methods of teaching proper body movement, nutrition, dance, fitness, and injury prevention. Chris currently is an International Institute for Nanotechnology Research Fellow at Northwestern University.