Drum Major & Leadership Camp - June 2 - June 4, 2017
CrownLEARNING is an educational program of the Crown organization and part of our ever-growing mission to help young performers reach their potential while developing excellence in music and visual arts.
These camps/clinics have a side-by-side format where the experience involves interaction with some of the best educators in the country in brass, percussion and color guard from both the band and drum corps communities. Students will have an active curriculum that will enable them to return to their schools with a deepened experience and confidence.
The students will also have the ability to watch the Carolina Crown rehearse and interact with the members all while staying in a safe and secure campus life environment. What better way to help train the young adults in your organization to become leaders and quality performers.
Gardner-Webb University is located at 110 S. Main St. Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017 and can easily be Google mapped or input into your GPS system. It is approximately 52 miles west of downtown Charlotte, NC, 30 miles west of Gastonia, NC, and 77 miles southeast of Asheville, NC.
Airport - Charlotte Douglas International Airport - www.charmeck.org/Departments/Airport/home.htm - is served by 11 airlines, countless daily departures, which many are nonstop from major US destinations. The airlines that fly direct include:
- American Airlines
- US Airways
- US Airways Express
- Jet Blue
Student Housing - for the students attending the weekend camps, housing is included in their tuition and is located on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. You will be housed in rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. You will need to bring your own sleeping linens and/or sleeping bag, pillow and general toiletries. Students can arrange their roommate either before the camp or while waiting to check-in on Friday. Simply let the Camp Director know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Parent Housing - Parents are welcome to travel with you and visit anytime during the camp. Gardner-Webb will not be providing dorm rooms for parents. Parents can find great hotel rates near the Gardner-Webb Campus such as:
The curriculum for the weekend and day camps will walk the students through all the necessary facets of the fundimentals of their particular skill, helping them grow toward a moderte to advanced level of knowledge. The students will be empowered with the information to take these basic techniques and training and enhance them with tried and true coaching that will enable them to become the best performers possible.
DID YOU ATTEND CrownLEARNING LAST YEAR? Don't worry, the groups will be broken into smaller groups based on your abilities. You will be able to refresh your memory and continue where you left off from your last CrownLEARNING experience.
Drum Major & Leadership Camp - Curriculum for the weekend will include:
- Basic and Intermediate Conducting Style
- Beat Patterns, Gestures, Phrasing, Character, Musicality and other techniques.
- Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
- Rehearsal Etiquette
- Leadership Skills for the concert hall, field and life.
- Basic Marching Skills as they relate to the outdoor ensemble.
- End the weekend conducting a musical selection from Carolina Crown's 2016 encore show in front of the drum corps!
FOR ALL CAMPS & CLINIC DAYS - students will receive prizes and giveaways provided by Carolina Crown sponsors including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Remo, Zildjian, and more.
What to Bring
Below is a list of things to bring:
- Bedding (i.e. sleeping bag/blanket, pillow - you will have a dorm room bed, but need your own bedding)
- Toiletries/Shower stuff
- Warm clothes for night
- Cool clothes for day
- Comfortable shoes
- Alarm clock (you will wake on your own)
- Any sort of medications that you might take on a regular basis
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat for when we are outside.
- A water cooler that you can fill regularly
- All Participates will need to bring your own instrument (ie...brass instrument, drum, stand and carrier or a drum pad when you are not playing on the drum
No dress code is enforced. Students should dress comfortably while keeping in mind an atmosphere of professional learning must be allowed to exist and your attire cannot interfere with your fellow participant's ability to experience the camp curriculum to its fullest.
Much of the camp will take place outdoors. We encourage proper sun protection at all times. The weather in North Carolina at this time of year is very unpredictable, so students should bring clothing for all weather extremes.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE - The campus of Gardner-Webb is a non-smoking campus and so will this clinic. Please refrain from smoking while anywhere on campus grounds. Also, any activities by any of the camp attendees that might be deemed as illegal will be treated appropriately. No warnings and no calls home before action is taken. Please make sure that we all act as professional young adults and there will be no issues. Students that do not adhere to this policy might face dismissal from this clinic and will not be reimbursed their tuition.
6:00 PM - Check In
8:00 PM - Session #1 - Leadership 101
10:30 PM - Snack
12:00 AM - Lights out
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Session #2 - Basic and Intermediate Conducting Style
10:15 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Session #3 - Basic Marching Skills
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Session #4 - Beat Patterns, Gestures, Phrasing
1:45 PM - Break
2:00 PM - Session #5 - Character, Musicality and other Tech
5:00 PM - Dinner
6:00 PM - Session #6 - Leadership Skills
8:00 PM - Crown Ensemble Rehearsal
10:00 PM - Snack
12:00 AM - Lights Out
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Session #7 - Ensemble Rehearsal
10:15 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Session #8 - Individual Evaluations, Show & Tell Prep
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Individual Evaluations & Show & Tell Prep, Show and Tell
3:00 PM - Clean Up, Check Out