Carolina Crown will be hosting a one-day instructional camp for high school and college students on Saturday, May 31.
Students can participate in one of three captions: Percussion (battery and front ensemble), color guard or drum major. The camp will be held at Clover High School in Clover, S.C. Tuition for the camp is $50 and includes instruction, lunch, and a participant T-shirt. The marching percussion and front ensemble camp curriculum is designed to benefit students interested in marching percussion. The syllabus includes fundamental playing technique, successful warm-up procedures, and cadences for snare, tenor (quad), bass drum, cymbals and front ensemble keyboard instruments (pit). Percussion faculty includes Carolina Crown percussion caption head and "Blast!" featured soloist Jeff Queen. Queen has marched in the award-winning percussion lines of the Bluecoats, Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. He was a two-time snare drum individual champion for both Drum Corps International and the Percussive Arts Society. Queen was an original cast member, solo performer and battery instructor for "Blast!" in London, two years on Broadway and on tour in the United States. He has also made appearances on numerous television shows including the "Late Show with David Letterman," the "Kennedy Center Honors 2000," the 2001 NBA All-Star Game, the "Making of Blast!" on PBS, "The Today Show," "FOX Morning News" and "Good Morning, New York." Queen has been a member of the Crown percussion faculty since 1998 and also travels the country performing clinics and teaching master classes to high schools and colleges.
The color guard classes are designed to benefit students interested in color guard. The topics include basic to advanced equipment and movement techniques, choreography, teaching techniques and leadership.
Guard faculty members include Carolina Crown caption head Rosie Miller. Miller has served in a variety of roles with the award-winning show "Blast!" and the newly debuted "Shockwave" as cast manager, visual ensemble manager and visual trainer/technician. Her teaching experience in drum corps includes the Cavaliers, the Cadets and Carolina Crown. Miller also has taught many high school and independent organizations throughout the United States, including Pride of Cincinnati, Carroll High Scjool, Center Grove High School and Escapade. The drum major classes are designed to benefit current drum majors or those interested in becoming a drum major. Topics include conducting, marching, vocal commands, salutes and successful leadership techniques. The drum major faculty includes Carolina Crown's Brian Bambauer. Bambauer served as drum major for the 280-member Miami University marching band, and also the Bluecoats. He started his teaching career as a high school band director in Ohio, and has also been on the faculty of the Bluecoats and Carolina Crown, where he also served as the corps' director of operations and on the board of directors. Currently Brian is in the educational leadership graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Bambauer writes drill for numerous marching bands and indoor percussion lines, and he consults and adjudicates throughout the United States. In 2002 he judged the New Jersey State Marching Band Finals. For more information on the instructional camp, call 803.547.2270 or e-mail .