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Harvey Thompson – 2016 Featured Instructor

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. Check out some of Harvey's amazing work:/div>
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Featured Instructor 2015: Bill Bachman

We are very happy to announce that we have locked in the one and only Bill Bachman as our featured instructor for the 2015 National Drumline Camp:

VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST: BILL BACHMAN

In 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!
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National Drumline Camp 2015

Published - 6/2/2015

Following 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.  
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