The Marching Percussion Camp is for high school marching percussion performers, both battery and keyboard, seeking to improve their performance skill-sets. The camp will focus on grip and stroke technique; rudiments; reading, rhythm, timing, and the check patterns; stick control patterns; and improving quality of sound. The camp will offer small-group and large group instruction and a grand finale performance at the end of the camp. Each student will receive a packet of exercises and other materials. The camp will be supported by the following percussion companies who partner with the University of Alabama: Vic Firth (sticks and mallets), Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Remo (drum heads), and Zildjian (cymbals). Camp Staff includes Mr. Neal Flum, Director of Marching Percussion, the University of Alabama, and the Percussion consultant for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and director/arranger of the Percussion Staff of the Million Dollar Band. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2018 are eligible to attend.
Marching Percussion Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00
RESIDENT vs COMMUTER CAMPER
RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and select meals each day in the University Dining Halls.
COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with select meals each day. A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older.
PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND AND MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP
Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson session with the faculty during the week of Crimson Music Camp. These lessons should be scheduled by the camp attendees in advance of your arrival on campus in June. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should email the professor directly and determine a time and cost for your lesson. These lessons will be at an additional cost to be determined by the individual professors and paid directly to the professor by the camp attendee. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.
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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heath Nails, Coordinator of Band Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org