Matt Savage Virtual Drum Camp 2020

June 15-19

REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN! We don't want to turn anyone away from attending the 2020 Savage Virtual Drum Camp. Register now and we will be in contact with you! Register Now!

After careful evaluation of the impact of COVID-19, we have made the decision to pivot this summer’s Matt Savage Marching Percussion Camp to an on-line, virtual format using Zoom technology. This camp will be available for any age and experience level. Band Directors and drumming enthusiasts of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

We have known this was a possibility for sometime and have been busy developing a fun and very interactive program for this virtual camp. We will still offer instruction from our world-class staff and fun activities such as the Rudiment Contest, Solo Night and other various clinics, as well as some special guest appearances from our incredible guest artists. Special guests will include:

Scott Johnson - Caption Head of the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.

Paul Rennick - Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Julie and Lalo Davila - World renowned educators, performers and composers.

Pete Sapadin - Legendary Southern California performer and instructor. Author of Drum Line Essentials, Percussion Caption Head for the Troopers and snare tech for RCC indoor.

Stephanie Vasilakis - Snare drummer with Blue Devils and RCC Indoor and currently Vic Firth Social Media Manager.

Tentative Daily Schedule

9:00–9:15 Morning welcome and quote of the day
9:15–9:45 Rotation #1 Campers will split up into small group break out rooms and rotate between teachers every 30 minutes studying a different portion of the curriculum.
9:45–10:15 Rotation #2
10:15–10:30 Break
10:30–11:00 Rotation #3
11:00–11:30 Full Group Chop Out / Clinic
11:30–12:15 Special Guest Appearance
12:15–1:00 Rehearse final performance piece in small groups. A final performance virtual drum line collage video will be produced including all participants!

We will also offer an optional full group activity at 2:00 pm each day which will feature The Rudiment Contest, Student and Faculty Recitals, Hand Drum / Drum Circle Clinic etc...

Tuition for the camp is $200 and can be paid upon registering here. If you have already registered and paid a $200 deposit, it can be used toward camp tuition or refunded.

Once registered, every camper will be mailed the following...