Believe it or not, summer sessions are just around the corner and we have some important information for everyone. For all percussionists trying out, we will NOT meet early on the first summer session on June 7th. We will meet at 6:30 pm with the rest of the band at the band center. As most of you know, the drumline has rehearsals on Wednesday nights as well throughout the summer, however we will not meet on June 8th. The first Wednesday rehearsal will take place on June 15th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Keep practicing everyday and we cannot wait to see everyone at summer sessions!
We are excited to announce that the OSU Drumline will be holding our first annual May drum camp for drummers trying out for the upcoming marching band season. The camp will take place on Friday May 20th from 6 pm – 10 pm, Saturday May 21st from 9 am – 10 pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner), and ending on Sunday May 22nd from 9 am – 1 pm.
We will be doing sub-sectional and full ensemble work on warm-ups and other music for the summer and marching band season, as well as focusing on technique. In order to attend the drum camp you must be accepted to, or enrolled at, Ohio State (Columbus State and Capital University students are eligible as well), and must be planning on trying out for the drumline this summer.
Please contact our percussion instructor, Mark Reynolds, at Markrdrum@me.com with any questions.