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, our drumline is 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.

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

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 7-7:30pm to learn drumming basics. These sessions are 8 weeks long.
  2. Intermediate/Advanced Rehearsal - When beginner students are ready they will move into this group to prepare for performances from 7:30-9pm. Percussionists with previous experience will join our Rehearsal group right away and will not be required to start at Beginner Lessons.
Attendance: Rehearsal group members must be available for regular rehearsals on Thursday nights from April-November and must attend special events (football games, music festivals, and others) as scheduled throughout the term. This group will take time off in the summer months
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: April 23/24

Beginner Lessons: May Start, October Start

Intermediate/Advanced Rehearsal: April Start

Past 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

Read more about our student experiences in the Junior Drumline.

Sam's Story - Junior Drumline Ruby Story - Junior Drumline
Sam's Story: Sam started with violin, piano and guitar - and now drumline. Sam plays it all! Ruby's Story: Ruby is in band and dance - and now drumline. Ruby loves performing arts!