MILLION DOLLAR BAND MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP
Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

 

Crimson Camps Detailed Information Packet – CLICK HERE

Percussion Camp Schedule – CLICK HERE

Crimson Camp Parking Map – CLICK HERE

Crimson Camp Parking Pass – CLICK HERE

Crimson Camp Parking Instructions – CLICK HERE

 

MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • Each Marching Percussion Camper will not have to audition for chair placement. Campers in this camp will perform basic warm-up exercises and from the performance of these exercises, campers’ skill set levels will be assessed
  • Each Marching Percussion Camper should bring their own personal instrument and proper stand for that instrument (label the instrument, case and stand with the student participant’s name and address). We DO NOT provide any marching snare drums, bass drums, tenor drums, cymbals or sticks/mallets for the camp. Keyboard instruments will be provided for campers who wish to play keyboard instruments. ALL campers should bring their own personal mallets and/or appropriate sticks for their percussion instrument. NO STICKS OR MALLETS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED!
  • 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 David Potter. He can be reached at: dpotter@ia.ua.edu

 

ITEMS TO BRING (FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS) *This is for Concert, Percussion, and Majorette Camp ONLY*:

  • FINAL PERFORMANCES/CONCERT ITEMS FOR LAST DAY OF CAMP 
    • 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.

  • DORM AND CAMP ESSENTIALS
    • ALL linens are needed for twin size beds OR a sleeping bag, alarm clock, hair dryer and all toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) along with bath towels and washcloths
    • Housing will be a 4 bedroom, 2 bath suite-style dorm with a living room area and a kitchen equipped with a microwave and a full-size fridge
    • Snacks, microwave meals, soft drinks/water are allowed in the dorms
    • Informal, summer clothes for rehearsals and recreation ***PLEASE dress comfortably, casually and appropriately for rehearsals and other indoor camp activities ***Also see CAMP SPECIFICS on pages 3-5 of Crimson Camp Detailed Information Packet (COMING SOON)***
    • Raincoat and/or umbrella in the event of rainy weather
    • Recreation apparel (e.g. swimsuit – PLEASE be conscious of swimsuits for ladies…be modest and remember that you are representing your family and your school)
    • Money for incidental purchases (recordings/souvenirs) and refreshments
      • Suggested amounts: $20.00 – $30.00 will be plenty – please do not bring larger sums of money as it will not be needed. There are vending machines in Moody that take $1 dollar bills and coins

 


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.

 


Resources:

For Crimson Camp contact information CLICK HERE

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact David Potter, Coordinator of Band Operations: dpotter@ia.ua.edu