The many facets of percussion will be showcased in “The Drum Days of Summer” series of concerts July 16 to 20 at White Concert Hall, Washburn University. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m.
The concerts are in conjunction with the ninth annual Kansas Total Percussion Camp at Washburn University.
Tuesday, July 16: Faculty Percussion Ensemble (featuring camp faculty)
Wednesday: Apocalypso, with Greg Hanes on steel pan.
Thursday, July 18: Von Hansen, a night of classical percussion
Friday, July 19: The Sons of Brazil, Kansas City-based jazz group
Saturday, July 20: Student concert featuring camp participants
Open to youth from 7th to 12th grades, the camp provides participants the opportunity to refine their abilities in marching percussion and drumset, with additional clinics presented on tympani, accessories and keyboard percussion.
Marching percussion instruction provides students with the tools and information necessary to enhance school drum line/marching band performance. Drum set instruction includes clinics on techniques and performance utilizing jazz, rock, funk and ethnic styles, applicable to school jazz ensemble performance. Additional clinics on timpani, keyboard percussion and accessories are presented daily.
The camp faculty include:
Lisa Rogers, director of percussion, Texas Tech University.
Keith Larson, director, Keith Larson Drum Studio, Kansas City.
Ginger Zyskowski, director, Professional Drum School, Hutchinson.
Doug Auwarter, drummer, Sons of Brazil and expert on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian drumming styles
Brandon Graves, percussion instructor, The Culture House School of Music , Kansas City; director, Kansas University Drumline
Tom Morgan, director of percussion, Washburn University.
The camp is sponsored by Washburn University. For information, call 785-670-1521.
(Dena Anson, 785-670-1711)