Junior Drumline

Feel the thrill of the game as part of the Conservatory Junior Drumline. A drumline is an ensemble of percussionists typically found within a marching band or drum and bugle corps, however, a drumline can be its own music ensemble. These drumline groups are popular in the United States and you will often see them perform their intricately choreographed and high energy pieces at pep rallies and during organized sports events like football or basketball games. Want to see some video examples of drumlines? Take a look at the Chicago Bulls Stampede Drumline, MSU Drumline, and our province's own Rider Drumline. A drumline is a great way to be social and meet other passionate percussionists in the city!

There are five key instruments in a Drumline: snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, drum kit, and cymbals. Students will be placed in certain instruments based on interest and previous experience. For example: there is only one drum kit player in the ensemble, so, if there are other students who play drum kit in the group they will be put on snare or tenor drums for some performances.

Junior Drumline Requirements

Age: 8+
Experience:

The classes are split into two groups:

  1. Beginner Lessons - Those with no prior music experience will join this group from 7-8pm to learn drumming basics.
  2. Intermediate/Advanced Rehearsal - When beginner students are ready they will move into this group to prepare for performances from 8-9pm. Percussionists with previous experience will join our Rehearsal group right away and will not be required to start at Beginner Lessons.
Attendance: Must be available for regular rehearsals on Thursday nights from April-November at 7-8pm or 8-9pm. For the Rehearsal group only, you must attend special events (football games, music festivals, and others) as scheduled throughout the term.
Fee: $75/year (some fundraising may be required).
Recruitment:

Recruitment camp occurs during our Spring Camps each year in March/April. The weekly classes start in April, but new students will be accepted until all groups are full. Find links to register below for:

  • Recruitment Camp
  • Beginner Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Rehearsal

Past Performances

  • RHSAA (Regina High School Athletics Association) Football Games - Mosaic Stadium, 2016
  • BreakOut West Festival - Mini BOW - Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2016
  • University of Regina Rams - Football Pre-show and Half Time Entertainment  - Mosaic Stadium, 2016

Become a Donor of the Junior Drumline

To keep this program low cost and running for years to come, we require the support of community members to help us recover costs for our instructor fees, clothing, advertising, and other expenses incurred throughout the year. See our Donor LetterPDF icon from the Conservatory Head for more information. Individuals who donate may qualify for a tax receipt. Businesses will receive donor perks outlined in our letter.

To Donate: Please read through our How to Donate to the Junior Drumline document for all our possible methods and procedures for donations. We can accept cash, cheque, money order, or credit card.

Read more about our students and the experiences they will achieve through your donation.

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