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DRUMLINE & FRONT ENSEMBLE CLINIC

CLINIC

Information

The Drumline Clinic is designed for students of all ability levels, and on every drumline instrument. Over the course of 4 days, students develop their musicianship and leadership skills. They are exposed to both the musical and visual elements of a high performing drumline, and spend time refining those aspects.

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Tricks of the trade

With "Chop Out Sessions", Learn the techniques to build stamina and endurance on your instrument in a high energy setting.

Warm ups

Learn fundamentals, excercises, and warmups to pop music tracks. All students will be given music packets and MP3's to drum along with at the clinic.

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CURRICULUM

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Music

Students will work on instrument specific packets that cover Matched Snare Drum Grip, Traditional Snare Drum Grip, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, 2 Mallet Keyboard, and 4 Mallet Keyboard Techniques.

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Visual

Learn percussion specific marching techniques like  the standard roll-step, crab-step, backward-step, and toe-down technique. Visual exercises go hand-in-hand with our music click tracks. When you go home you can work on the music, the visual, or the total package.

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Leadership

Leave camp with strategies and teaching skills to share what you have learned with your drumline back home. Rehersal etiquette, equipment care, and positive motivation all goes into being an effective member of a drumline.

Clinic Schedule

Below is an example of an average day schedule. For a more exact layout, go to our Information Documents page and download the PDF

7:15 am Breakfast

12:15  pm Lunch

3:30 pm Break

6:30 pm Classes

8:30 pm Recreation Time

8:30 am Warm-ups and Class

1:30 pm Classes

5:15 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Classes conclude

Clinic Schedule

Below is an example of an average day schedule. For a more exact layout, go to our Information Documents page and download the PDF

7:15 am Breakfast

12:15  pm Lunch

3:30 pm Break

5:15 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Classes conclude

11:00 pm Lights Out

8:30 am Warm-ups and Class

1:30 pm Classes

3:45 pm Classes

6:30 pm Classes

8:30 pm Recreation Time

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DATES

Locations

JULY 9-12,
2024

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CLINICIAN
Aaron Kavelman

Aaron Kavelman is a percussion educator, clinician, performer and composer. With twenty-two years experience teaching private lessons and twenty years teaching drumlines throughout Illinois, Aaron brings a wealth of experience and passion to whomever he teaches. Regardless if it is on a competitive field or in support of athletics, he demands top effort from each group. Aaron also has numerous compositional and arranging credits throughout the Midwest from a variety of percussion programs. Aaron has a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in percussion performance .....

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For Your Information

If you are in need or more information, please download our information PDF's for more details. If you have a question, you may want to see if there is already an answer on our FAQ page. If you are looking for transportation information, please go to our Transportation page.

Curriculum Performance

At the end of the week, our student demonstrate their skills for family and friends. This gives you a brief glimpse into our curriculum and skills described above.

2023 Drumline & Front Ensemble Clinic Closing Ceremonies