Second Annual Summer Percussion Camp registration is June 10


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The Adams State University Music Department will host the Second Annual Adams State/Yamaha Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp from June 23 through June 25, on the Adams State campus.

The camp provides intensive, hands-on instruction to young percussionists from grades 7 to 12 and covers drumline fundamentals, basic and advanced techniques, sectional playing, ensemble performance and leadership skills. Percussion players will study under the tutelage of Dave and Kathy Marvin, Bruce Anderson, 2001 Adams State alumnus; Eric Kruse, Andy Skellenger, and James Doyle.

Dave Marvin has been involved with the marching percussion activity for more than 30 years. His arrangements and design consulting sessions are highly sought after in the marching percussion community. Currently, he is the director/arranger of the new Denver Broncos Stampede Drumline. His wife, Kathy, also performs on the Stampeded Drumline. Dave Marvin has been the percussion director at Northglenn High School for 30 years. In that time, they have earned 19 state titles as well as WGI gold, silver and bronze medals.

Kathy Marvin has been a percussion instructor and clinician in Colorado for the past 16 years. Currently she is a percussion instructor at Northglenn High School, directs a middle school percussion ensemble, and has an active private lesson percussion studio.

For more information visit Dave Marvin and Kathy Marvin.

In addition to outstanding marching percussion instruction, the camp includes a steel band ensemble and other workshops in percussion. Sunday's first clinic will feature multi-instrumentalist and custom cajon builder Skellenger who will teach tabla and cajon concepts to all participants.

The Second Annual Adams State/Yamaha Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp fee is $120/per student if registered before June 10 and $135 if registered after June 10. Group discounts are available as well as a reduced fee for off-campus students, not staying in the dorms. The cost includes two full days of group rehearsals, sectionals, individual instruction, special clinics and performances, along with The Marching Essentials book series.

Music educators can receive university credit for attending the camp. A limited number of dorm rooms are available.

For more information about the 2013 Yamaha/Adams State Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp, contact James Doyle at or call 719-588-8806.