AMERICAN DRUM LINE ASSOCIATION

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 1034 Westbrook St Corona CA 92880 USA

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My few years with this organization has been nothing short of exemplary. The staff is sincerely in their pursuit of furthering music education, they are professional in their approach and decorum and the opportunities I and my students have been given to advance our musical education and career have been plentiful and mutually beneficial to me, my students and the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The results I've experienced of this organization include the improvement of the musicality of my students and myself and opportunity to meet other professionals in my field.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think any changes I would make are already being made. My concern is the large amount of paper that goes into the registration and adjudication of groups throughout the season, but big steps have already been taken to eliminate paper and streamline the process.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with the American Drum Line Association since it's inception, as a school director, instructor, past board member and adjudicator. This grass roots organization has succeeded in continuing to serve the local school and youth ensembles with quality performance opportunities, clinicians, and performance venues, even experiencing growth, in a very difficult economic climate. The state of the art of percussion in Southern California has improved tremendously over the last two decades, largely due to the efforts of the American Drum Line Association and similar organizations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Raising the standards of percussion performance and participation in the arts in the Southern California area, as evidenced by the growth in number and the quality of percussion performing ensembles participating in the association's events. Many of the area's current instructors started their playing careers as performing members in ensembles participating in the American Drum Line Association. events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find more opportunities for collaboration between the music industry and the association that would allow the association to assist members in meeting the financial needs of entering competitive events.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It is very accessible to local organizations that are just entering this type of performance experience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of this association for over 10 years. In addition, I have served this association in an adjudicator role for 5 years now. In my time with this association I only have positive things to say about the organization. In short this organization strives to provide positive educational experiences to students from all walks of life. The organization has provided my students with some of the most fulfilling experiences of their high school lives while participating in this organizations events.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the attitudes of my students towards music. In the early years of my participation of this organization I had students that lacked motivation. The constructive feedback and insight fostered a excitement about performing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see the organization seek out more corporate sponsorships from legitimate and significant music industry companies.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It is geared towards helping drumlines build the tools needed to be competitive in the indoor drumline activity.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

American Drumline Association offers the students a healthy and rewarding place to share their art. Drumline is a young Fine Art and there are not many places where students are encouraged in such a new way. ADLA encourages this new art form. It is a competition but I have sat in the stands and talked with my students after performing and they just want other students to see their show and see the other shows. ADLA is supporting our students in a great way and is professional in their endeavor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have taken my drumline to ADLA shows for many years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more shows closer to Bakersfield and northern LA.

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Rating: 5 stars  

ADLA is an amazing organization. Unlike a lot of associations, they are truly dedicated to helping students learn. They have the right goals in mind, and still maintain a competitive atmosphere. I have the utmost respect for all of the people that make ADLA such a good group to have students involved in.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the way the students grew and learned after spending time with ADLA judges and professional drummers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

leave the basic operation alone, but perhaps work on smoothing out the way that things such as awards ceremonies are handled.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a extremely beneficial organization as it supports music education in our schools. With the continuing cutbacks, music and other arts are suffering. The American Drum Line Association has provided fund-raising opportunities for schools through well organized, well run, competitive events for over 28 years. Member groups can compete at one or more of the 10 Divisions offered. This organization also supports community groups and is one of the few to offer programs for Junior and Middle Schools.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in many different ways. Being involved since the beginning, i have witnessed growth, acceptance and change from the members. Their satisfaction with ADLA is seen by their continual annual participation. I have also seen students accelerate through the education process and many now have their degree's and have returned to the organization as members, board members and adjudicators.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help it grow nationally!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I helped start it

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

secure funds to help us grow nationally and to expand our technical capabilities (paperless adjudication system)

What is its top priority in the long run?

The longevity of the organization and to continue to benefit our members.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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