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 2019 are eligible to attend.
Marching Percussion Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00
MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP SPECIFIC NEEDS:
Some of the rehearsals for the Marching Percussion Campers may be held outdoors. As such, campers should be prepared by bringing hats, sunscreen, insect spray, reusable water bottles and athletic tennis shoes. Any specific questions regarding Marching Percussion Camp can be sent to Heath Nails. He can be reached at: email@example.com
ITEMS TO BRING (FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS) *This is for Concert, Percussion, and Majorette Camp ONLY*:
All campers will be given a 2019 Summer Crimson Music Camp t-shirt at check-in on the first day of their camp. This t-shirt is for the final performances and concerts. All campers should bring a pair of khaki pants or shorts and athletic tennis shoes to be worn with the 2019 Summer Crimson Music Camp t-shirt as their attire for the final performances and concerts. There is no final performance or presentation for the Leadership Institute, but participants will still get a 2019 Crimson Leadership Institute t-shirt.
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.
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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heath Nails, Coordinator of Band Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org