Drum Line Camp (High School)

June 22-26, 2020


The marching percussion camp will focus on developing skills as a battery percussionist using methods that will help each member achieve their fullest potential.

Open to rising freshman through rising seniors in high school, participants will be grouped into similar experience levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) to better address the individual needs of each camp attendee. All groups will participate in exercises designed to address a variety of essential skills that will result in a more complete percussionist.   

The camp will conclude with a final performance open to parents, family, and friends featuring all ensembles and a concluding performance of the combined Camp Drum Line. Open to rising freshman through rising seniors in high school. A limited number of spaces are available so please register early.


$600 Overnight Camper | All meals are included

Faculty & Staff

Forrest Budway

Drum Line Instructor, NC State Marching Band

Sample Schedule

*Students are required to attend all classes, Concerts (special evening events) and dorm floor meetings (over-night campers only). Here is a sample schedule. Specific lessons and session topics are TBA.*

7:30-8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Practical Approach to Rudiments

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-4:00 p.m.

How to Play like a Section

4:00-5:00 p.m.


5:00-6:00 p.m.


6:00-7:30 p.m.

Pulse & Rhythms (locking into the groove)

8:00-9:30 p.m.

Special Event- Performing groups/entertainment

9:30-10:30 p.m.

Entertainment/snack and dorm floor meeting

11:00 p.m.

Lights out

What Should I Bring?

Things to think about when packing for camp:

Raleigh, NC is typically hot during the month of June (avg. high 89*F).  All North Carolina State University Residence Halls will have air conditioning for the duration of camp.

  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes for walking around campus
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt for cool weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Water bottle
  • Personal toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Pens/pencils and notebook
  • Backpack
  • Towels, washcloth, blanket, sheets for a twin XL bed, pillow & pillowcases
  • Lace-up athletic shoes (two pairs recommended) with proper arch support for all sessions, NO SANDALS
  • Instrument, case, and carrier marked with your name, address and school. Please bring both a drum stand and carrier if possible
  • Sticks (extra pair if possible)
  • Tuning key- a high tension key if you own one
  • Practice pad
  • Hand towel for a stand cover
  • White stick tape

*Due to the large number of camp participants, please make sure all of your belongings are marked with your name, address, and school.*