Harvey Thompson – 2016 Featured Instructor
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Check out some of Harvey’s amazing work:/div>
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!!
VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST: BILL BACHMANIn the world of marching tenors and rudimental drumming, Bill Bachman needs no introduction. He is not only a prolific author, world class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist. Bill Bachman studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Bill has played with and instructed many award winning marching percussion groups including the UNT drumline, Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown in his 12 years touring with Drum and Bugle Corps. He has presented nearly 200 drum clinics and drum festival performances on five continents over the last decade. In addition to his impressive resume as a marching percussionist, Bill is a profilific auuthor, a Technique Columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine, and the brains behind drumworkout.com - a revolutionary website designed to help drummers reinvent their technique and "Practice with a Pro". Read Full Bio Along with Bill's expertise, we are happy to once again be welcoming Campbell Phillips in his role as Camp Leader and Instructor. Campbell joins us fresh from a two month tour with the Blue Devils International Corps - a wonderful addition to his already impressive marching percussion resume. As always, we will welcome a number of additonal instructors to the National Drumline Camp team as we get closer to the date, so keep your eyes peeled for more great announcements. Registrations for the 2015 National Drumline Camp are now open and filling fast, so make sure you register as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out on a spot!
Published - 6/2/2015Following the huge success of the 2014 National Drumline Camp and the brilliant experience for all campers and staff at PGL Campaspe Downs, we are happy to announce that this years event will be held in the same beautiful location just outside Kyneton, Victoria. Dates for this years camp are Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, and Sunday 4th October. In addition to our great local instructors, we are again working hard to secure some big names from the USA - keep your eyes peeled for more announcements about staff at the 2015 National Drumline Camp. Make sure you keep up to date with all the latest info about the 2015 camp her and on our Facebook Page - for schools interested in getting involved in the camp, please contact Campbell Phillips to discuss how we can assist with your travel arrangements and special school deals.
Published - 26/8/2014New Video We took some time over the past few days to trawl through the hours of footage that Mark Hudson of Hudcomm very kindly shot for us at the 2013 National Drumline Camp. We decided to cut together the footage into a short clip to give you an idea of how we roll (excuse the pun!) and give you an insight in the the camp and the great people who came along last year - make sure you check it out below. 2014 Camp Posters Available We have also had a number of requests for copies of the camp poster that people could share with their colleagues/friend both online and in print. We have uploaded digital copies you can freely download and share: Low Res (for email and online) - Hi Res (for Print). If you would like a hard copy, please Contact Us and we will happily send A3/A4 copies of the poster as well as handy little A6 Flyers that you can hand out to whoever wish.
Published - 15/7/2014We are incredibly excited to announce that Ralph Nader (USA) will be joining us as our featured instructor for the 2014 National Drumline Camp. Ralph has a long and illustrious history in the marching percussion world, having performed with Black Fire Percussion, the NY Jets and NY Knicks Drumlines, the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps - where he won multiple world championships and drum line titles - the Disneyland Soundsational band, and touring the world with German Band, Seeed. In addition to his accolades performing with world class marching ensembles, Ralph has made a name for himself as an exciting and versatile performer through his solos and duets with Harvey Thompson as part of their collaborative project, BYOS. The pair have become an internet sensation with the new perspectives they have brought to the rudimental drumming scene as well as the incredible stick tricks and soloing abilities. Ralph will be joining us for the full three days of the National Drumline Camp and will work with every single member of the camp as part of their stay. Don't miss your chance to work with this amazing artist! For more information on Ralph, check out his full bio here and make sure you check out some of his amazing videos below.