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Thank you for your interest in the KU Drumline!

We will hold several camps for current and prospective drumline members this spring and summer. These camps provide an excellent opportunity for potential students to meet current members, sharpen their skills, and become acquainted with the techniques used at KU.

2019 KU Drumline Open Rehearsal Dates (Room 130, Murphy Hall on the KU Campus)

Wednesday, April 24:  8:00 - 9:30 p.m. 

Open Drumline Rehearsal for returning members and potential members

Summer Drumline Camps for Prospective Drumline members

Saturday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, June 14: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (part of KU Jayhawk Marching Percussion Academy)

Saturday, June 15: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (part of KU Jayhawk Marching Percussion Academy)

Friday, July 19: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, July 20: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Participation at these camps is strongly encouraged. However, we understand that distance and other factors may prevent interested students in attending, and that not everyone will be able to attend every camp date. Please email Alex Vallar if you plan to audition, and fill out the Prospective Member Form.  We will break for meals on these days.

Students who are unable to attend any camps should contact Alex, the Drumline Instructor, to discuss sending a video of their technique.

Note that the move-in for 2019 drumline members will be on Tuesday, August 13.

Downloadable drumline materials:

   Technique Packet-Pre-Game-Cadences

For further questions regarding the KU Drumline, please contact:
Alex Vallar –Drumline Instructor
Dr. Matthew O. Smith – Director, Marching Jayhawks



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