Drum Clinic


If you'd like to talk about group registration or have general questions, please email susie@systemblue.org.

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March 13, 2016

$60

RCC Indoor Percussion will be hosting this System Blue Clinic. This single day clinic for marching percussion students, instructors, and directors will provide a unique insight into the organizational and educational methods of the 5-time WGI World Championship Ensemble. The students will have the opportunity to work with the RCC staff on developing musical and visual techniques that are unique to RCC and the indoor activity. There will also be a separate track for directors and instructors to discuss design, rehearsal, and organizational strategies for running a successful indoor program.

Price includes:

  • Instruction and materials
  • T-shirt

Riverside City College map
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506

Sean Vega is the Program Coordinator and Battery Arranger for the WGI Independent World Class Champion RCC Indoor Percussion. This highly decorated ensemble has not placed lower than fourth at the WGI World Championship and has won the Gold Medal five times.

Sean was a full time member of the prestigious percussion staff of the DCI Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998 to 2007. The Blue Devils is also where he served as a member of the tenor line from 1994 to 1997. In these thirteen combined years with BD, Sean has helped the corps win six DCI Championships, four DCI High Percussion Awards, and the DCI Multi-Tenor Individual Title in 1995.

As an arranger, composer, and choreographer, Sean's credits include entertainment provided for a long list of distinguished companies such as Rite Aid, Mazda, Peoplesoft, Wells Fargo, SeaWorld, Jaguar, the National Basketball Association, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Sean received an Associate of Arts from Riverside Community College in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from California State University San Bernardino in 2005.

Additional staff TBA

  • Signed medical form [download pdf]
    You will not be able to participate in the event with out a medical form signed by your parent or guardian
  • Your marching instrument
    Bring a drum and a stand that is appropriate for your needs. Any brand, size or color is acceptable. We will not do any marching, so carriers are not needed, but the stand will be. (You can securely store you drum at the school for multi-day events.)

    Bass drum players: Please bring appropriate mallets, any brand is acceptable.

    If you do not have access to a drum, please email Susie Bolla. We can not guarantee that we can get you a loaner instrument, but we will try.
  • Athletic shoes
    Proper footwear is a MUST for health and safety during visual rehearsals (marching technique sessions). Sandals, flip-flops, boots, and other non-athletic footwear are not permitted.
  • Attire suited for movement and for outdoor activities
    • Shorts and light-colored t-shirts are best suited for outdoor camp activities. Freedom of movement is essential for stretching and visual block (marching/movement technique). Please, no jeans!
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap or visor
  • Other items for health and safety
    • Insulated water jug (half-gallon or larger).
    • Though water will be provided, it is essential that you have own personal water supply for outdoor rehearsals.
    • Sunscreen (for skin and for lips!)
    • Personal medication (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.). System Blue cannot provide medication of any kind.
  • Money for extra meals
    Some meals and snacks will be provided at no cost. Consult the schedule and plan appropriately for meals that are NOT included as part of the event. You may also wish to bring extra money for souvenir items (optional).

This is a commuter camp. There are many good hotel options near the school should you need overnight accommodations.

Sunday, March 13
9:30 am
Registration - Band room
10am
Intro to movement and warmups.
1pm
Lunch - pizza and drinks provided
2pm
Learn segments of music
4pm
Play with RCC Drumline
4:30 pm
RCC Drumline will play sections of their show
6pm
Clinic concludes with a full ensemble performance of entire 2016 production

This event includes a Band Director's Workshop, including specialized sessions for band director's special needs and interests.

No charge for band directors with at least one student attending the Leadership, Drum, or Guard event.

Learn more about the Director Workshop →

To RSVP, contact susie@systemblue.org. For further information, contact Frank Troyka at frank@systemblue.org.

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