Educational Event featuring the Blue Devils (Percussion only)

  • Educational Events
  • Percussion

Clovis, CA :: June 15–19, 2020


This event is a 5-day course for students who are enthusiastic about marching percussion (drum line and front ensemble). There is instruction for all ages and experience levels. The focus is on establishing a solid technical foundation and applying that to individual skills and ensemble performance demands.

Advance registration: $200
Late registration (starting June 10): $235

Price includes:

  • Instruction and materials
  • One pair of System Blue sticks
  • T-shirt
  • Admission to MidCal Champions Showcase

Group rates available. Contact lbraatz@systemblue.org for groups of 10 or more.


Buchanan High School map
1560 N. Minnewawa
Clovis, CA 93619

HOUSING: This is a commuter event. There are many good hotel options near the event site should you need overnight accommodations.


  • Medical form – Please bring a completed medical form with you to the event. You will not be able to participate in the event with out a medical form. If under 18, the form must be signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Event packet – This contains event information and a parking map. (updated 2020-01-28)

Monday, June 15
2:00 pm
Registration
3:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions
6:00 pm
End Of Day
Tuesday, June 16
3:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions
6:00 pm
End Of Day
Wednesday, June 17
3:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions
6:00 pm
End Of Day
Thursday, June 18
3:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions
6:00 pm
End Of Day
Friday, June 19
12:30 pm
Afternoon Sessions
4:00 pm
Event concludes

Percussion Event

System Blue Percussion Events are for students who are enthusiastic about marching percussion technique and performance. The events are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced performers, ages 12 and up, and include instruction on snare, tenor, and bass. Focus will be on establishing solid technique and applying it to individual skills and ensemble performance. Specific content includes:

  • Extensive overview of Blue Devils technique
  • How to prepare for live performance
  • Exercises in creating consistency through technique
  • How to set proficiency goals and achieve them
  • Exploring improvisation in tempo
  • Exposure to diverse styles of drumming
  • Q&A session with Scott Johnson and BD drum line
  • Tips on how to prepare for an audition