High School Drum Line Camp

June 21-25, 2021

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.   

A limited number of spaces are available so please register early. Registration is open through June 11 or until all spaces are filled.

Need help registering? Visit the Reporter parent account guide for setup instructions.


$400 Day Camper | 8:30 a.m. drop off | pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. each day

Lunch and t-shirt included

Faculty & Staff

Forrest Budway

Drum Line Instructor, NC State Marching Band

Sample Schedule

Here is a sample schedule. Specific lessons and session topics are TBA.

8:30 a.m.

Drop off

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Practical approach to rudiments

10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

How to play like a section

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.

Pulse and rhythms (locking into groove)

2:40-4:30 p.m.

Ensemble project

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Free time/pick up

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.

  • Face covering (required)
  • Hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes
  • 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
  • Pens/pencils and notebook
  • Backpack
  • Lace-up athletic shoes (two pairs recommended) with proper arch support for all sessions, NO SANDALS
  • Drum, 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.*

Register has closed for High School Drum Line Camp

Need help registering? Visit the Reporter parent account guide for setup instructions.