All Students are expected to bring their own instrument.  Please note that class sizes are LIMITED and the minimum enrollment criteria must be met or the course will be cancelled.

Snare Drum
Drummers will learn:
• Reading (basic note values to complex patterns. Score reading and writing)
• Rhythm (with and without sticking, syncopation and independence)
• Rudiments (beginner/intermediate)
• Advanced rudiments (applying rudiments to musical lines)
• Pipe band rhythms with background info and exercises for each (MSR and medley tunes)
• Tone and maintenance of the snare drum (bring your drum)
• Beginner to advanced solo or band drum scores
• Ensemble playing with the other sections

Tenor/Bass Drum
Tenor/Bass drummers will learn:
• Flourishing (four basic flourishes; all flourishes on EUSPBA recommended flourish symbol list)
• Music theory (note values, simple vs. compound time, dot and cut, rhythm patterns of different types of tunes and time signatures)
• Improving transitional flow between flourish and rhythm playing
• Tone and maintenance of the tenor drum (bring your drum)
• Beginner to advanced solo or band midsection scores
• Ensemble playing with the other sections

About our Drum Instructors

 

Snare Drum:  Duncan Miller – more information to come

Owen Russell – Tenor/Bass Drum

Tenor/Bass Drum:  Owen Russell is a phenomenal tenor drummer and instructor. He is a long-term member of the SFUPB tenor corps and commutes to practice from Minnesota. Owen will be sharing his extensive knowledge of tenor drumming during the school.