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Welcome to the official homepage of the National Drumline Camp, Australia’s premier drumline and marching percussion community event. Here you will find all the information you need about the camp as well as all the latest news. You can also register for the camp online through the site – once we receive your registration one of our staff will be in touch to answer any questions you may have and lock in your spot.

As always, please do not hesitate to Contact Us or check out our FAQ’s if you have any questions at all.

We are incredibly excited about this years camp, especially our brilliant team of instructors – we hope to see you there!


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    A well deserved break in 2019

    After 7 consecutive years running the National Drumline Camp, our leadership team have decided to take a break in 2019.

    This was not an easy decision to make as we enjoy the event so much ourselves and know how much our attendees do as well!

    Since 2012, the entirety of our term 3 holidays has been dedicated to running this amazing event. This year, two of our instructors (Campbell Phillips and Harry Potocnik) are busy preparing for a tour with the world famous Top Secret Drum Corps (Switzerland) which will take place right after the camp. Although this is incredibly exciting, it has made it impossible for us to be able to facilitate the camp this year.

    The good news is, that we are working towards and even bigger and better camp in 2020. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled, but we promise you that next year is going to be huge....!

    Can’t wait to drum with you all again next decade!!

    Feature Instructor 2018 - RALPH NADER!!

    Following the huge success of Ralph's tour of Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, we are excited to see him back on Australian shores for the 2018 National Drumline Camp! This will be the second time we have had the privilege of having Ralph join us at the Camp and we can't wait to have him back

    Recognised worldwide for his combination of DCI chops and show-style visual flair, Ralph continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of marching percussion. This ground breaking approach has led to Ralph touring the world as a performer including a mind blowing performance with Beyonce at Cochella 2018!

    As an educator, Ralph is known for his ability to break down incredibly complex ideas in an accessible, engaging way that helps ensure performers of all ages and skill levels can get involved.

    Registrations for this year's camp are now open, so make sure you jump in and register ASAP to work with the best in the world and be 1 degree of separation away from Beyonce!

    Click here to register now

    See Ralph in Action:


    2017 Instructors

    For this years' camp, we are incredibly excited to have one of the most experienced and talented team of instructors ever assembled at a National Drumline Camp.

    The collective experience for 2017 incorporates world championship performers and teachers who have collectively achieved an incredible amount including:

    • 2 DCI world class championships
    • 11 DCI Final Performances
    • Multiple world tours/performances all over the USA and Europe
    • Performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
    • 1 Grammy Award Winner
    • Performances with world class orchestras including the MSO and Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
    • + heaps more

    Check out the full biographies for the 2017 Instructor team here, or jump right in a register now!

    Front Ensemble in 2017

    We are incredibly excited to announce that the National Drumline Camp will feature a front ensemble for the first time in 2017!

    To celebrate the 5th year of this amazing event, we wanted to go ahead and do something a little different - something big that would help take the National Drumline Camp to the next level in 2017 and provide an exciting new opportunity for our camp attendees. The addition of a front ensemble component is just the ticket!

    "The skills developed in the front ensemble are invaluable in helping get the absolute best out of the percussionists involved"

    The National Drumline Camp has always been at the forefront of marching percussion education in Australia and we feel that the incorporation of front ensemble into the event is not only a huge step forward for the National Drumline Camp, but for marching percussion culture across Australia.

    The front ensemble component will introduce Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone, Drumset, Auxillery Percussion and heaps more and will be lead by a team of experience instructors from across Australia.

    "I'm incredibly excited about the addition of front ensemble to that National Drumline Camp as it is really the only opportunity to play this kind of music in Australia" says Harry Potocnik from the D²Drumline. "Front ensemble is such a big part of marching percussion culture overseas and the transfer value of studying percussion within the context of drumline is huge. The skills developed in the front ensemble are invaluable in helping get the absolute best out of the percussionists involved and I am honoured to be a member of the instructor team for this year's event"

    Registrations are now open for the 2017 National Drumline Camp at www.nationaldrumlinecamp.com. Front ensemble places are strictly limited and subject to availability.

    Harvey Thompson - 2016 Featured Instructor

    Harvey Thompson and Ralph Nader live with SEEED

    We are so excited to announce Harvey Thompson as our featured artist for the 2016 National Drumline Camp!!!
    Harvey is a true wizard of the marching percussion world and brings a whole new flavour/background to the 2016 NDC.
    Harvey is a founding member of the BYOS movement, percussion director at North Carolina A&T and the "Cold Steel" Drumline, and has toured Europe and South America multiple times with German band Seeed.
    In 2011, Harvey performed at Eurovision with Cold Steel and has since presented countless clinics and workshops around the World with BYOS including a 2015 PASIC performance alongside drumline royalty Jeff Prosperie, Ralph Nader, John Wooton, Scott Johnson, and Jeff Queen.
    Harvey is an international artist for Mapex Drums, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, and Zildjian Cymbals.
    We cannot wait to work with Harvey in Australia and see what he brings to the 2016 National Drumline Camp. Registrations are open NOW, so make sure you don't miss this amazing opportunity to spend 3 days working with and learning from one of the most innovative and exciting marching percussionists in the world right now.

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