Drumline

The Conservatory Drumline is a band made entirely of percussionists. In a drumline, students are not just learning about percusssion basics, they learn basic music theory, build teamwork as they work with an ensemble, and form lifelong friendships with other youth. From school band percussionists to drum kit players, all aspiring percussionists are welcome to join.

What is a Drumline?

Drumlines are ensembles typically found in a marching band or drum and bugle corps, however, a drumline can be its own music ensemble. Drumlines 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. Look at the Chicago Bulls Stampede Drumline, MSU Drumline, and our province's own Rider Drumline for examples of drumlines.

What Instruments are Taught in Drumline?

There are five key instruments: snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, drum kit, and cymbals. Students will be placed in certain instruments based on interest and previous experience. Beginners typically start on snare drum and move onto other drums when they are ready.

Our Instructors

This group is led by Les Schaeffer and Chris Worthington. Read more in our Instructor Biographies

Requirements & Registration

Age: 8+
Experience:

The classes are split into two groups:

  1. Beginner Lessons - Those with no prior music experience will join this group to learn drumming basics.
  2. Intermediate/Advanced Rehearsal - When beginner students are ready they will move into this group to prepare for performances. Percussionists with previous experience will join our Rehearsal group. Youth who also know how to read music or have played another instrument, can often start in the Rehearsal group right away.
Performances: Rehearsal group members must be available for regular rehearsals and special performances (football games, music festivals, and others) as scheduled throughout the term. Beginners just attend regularly scheduled rehearsals.
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Past Drumline Performances

  • RHSAA (Regina High School Athletics Association) Football Games - Mosaic Stadium, 2016, 2018
  • BreakOut West Festival - Mini BOW - Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2016
  • University of Regina Rams - Football Pre-show and Half Time Entertainment  - Mosaic Stadium, 2016