Timetable • NDC 2017


A full timetable will be released to camp attendees 1 week before the camp including all music and final details

Upon arrival on Day 1 on the National Drumline Camp, attendees will be divided up into skill based ensembles by the camp instructors. These groups will be used to form a drumline which will remain together for the duration of the camp with a selected instructor looking after them for the duration of the weekend. Each group will have their own piece to learn and perform (ie. Wildebeast for example below) as well as a massed cadence which all groups will play together in a huge 40-60 piece drumline.

This allows us to tailor the tuition to the skill level of every group and their members to ensure that everyone is challenged without being overwhelmed. In addition to rehearsals and practice with their specific group, every group is given the opportunity to rehearse in the Massed Drumline, with the professional D²Drumline, and personal practice time/sectionals with the help of their assigned instructor.

Example Timetable:

The following is an example timetable based on Day 2 of the 2013 National Drumline Camp.

8:00am Breakfast (Provided)
9:00am Physical Exercise / Stretches
9:15am Session 1 – Kyle Davis (1hr 45min)
Drumline 101
Warmups / Technical Development
Begin Chart 1: Wildebeast
11:00am Morning Tea (Provided)
11:15am Session 2 – Kyle Davis (1hr 45min)
Sectionals with Kyle
Personal Practice when not in sectionals
1:00pm Lunch (Provided)
2:00pm Session 3 – Ralph Nader (2hr 00min)
Visual and Chart Development with Ralph Nader
4:00pm Afternoon Tea (Provided)
4:15pm Session 4 with Line 2 – Kyle Davis and Campbell Phillips (1hr 30)
Rehearse Massed Cadence with Line 2
5:45pm Move instruments to Massed Formation
6:00pm Massed Session – All Lines/All Instructors
Massed Warmups
Each Line to play their piece with D2
All Lines join to play through Massed Cadence
(return instruments to original area after massed run)
7:15pm Dinner (Provided)
8:15pm Free Time/Personal Practice
Games room, Indoor soccer/basketball, Movie
Instructors Available to help with Personal Practice (optional)
10:30pm Lights Out – School Age Participants