Conferences and Special Programs

Drumline Camp - July 13-16, 2014

Category: Drumline Camp
20 May 2014, Comments: 0

The Missouri Western Drumline Camp is a program designed to give high school percussionists (Grades 7-12) a hands on experience with contemporary marching percussion. Both traditional and corps-style approaches will be explored focusing on fundamentals of technique and playing. Areas of timing, phrasing, line uniformity and ensemble interpretation will be emphasized under the direction of an experienced staff.

Students will be placed in individual drumlines for full line and sectional rehearsals. Their activities will culminate with a performance for parents and friends. The campers’ drumline experience will provide them with the tools and information necessary to enhance their school drumline/marching band performance.

WHEN: July 13-16, 2014

STAFF: Qualified staff headed by Dr. Dennis G. Rogers … a supervised environment for campers on the campus of Missouri Western State University will be provided …


8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Stretching and Marching Fundamentals
9:45 – Ensemble/Full Line Instruction
11:00 – Sectional Rehearsals
1:00 – Group Meeting
1:30 – Individual Practice Time
2:00 – Ensemble/Full Line Instruction
4:00 – Sectional Rehearsals
5:00 – Supper/Free Time (movies, talent show, etc.)


Resident Camper Fee: $355.00
Commuter Camper Fee: $295.00
Need camp information: call Dennis Rogers, (816) 669-2206 or Missouri Western Music Department, (816) 271-4420
Need registration information: call Western Institute at (816) 271-4110


When you send in your registration form, please include cash, check, money order or credit card information. If not included with your registration form, all fees must be paid in full before Thursday, July 3rd.


Check-in begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 13th in the Commons Building near the dormitories, and camp officially ends after the Wednesday, July 16th 7:00 pm performance in the Potter Fine Arts Building. Parents should arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 pm to pack up their campers’ luggage.

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