Spring Tech Class

Mar 08, 2010 · Published in Announcements

UMass Drumline tech class. Want to join the UMass Drumline? Get a head start. Join us at our spring Tech Class. Classes are free & open to interested high school students.

What is Tech Class

“Marching Percussion Techniques” class is an hour & a half of pit & battery rehearsal. We learn & rehearse our cadence, Thom’s Check Patterns, and most of the 40 PAS Rudiments. In the past, the Tech Class has performed at UMass Athletics events like basketball games (but this doesn’t happen every semester).

This class is where we get better. Practicing show music in the fall is great, and we do a lot of it. But the real growth and improvement happen here. It’s where we get ready for next fall’s show season.

Where & When

Tech Class is held on Monday & Wednesday nights, from 4:40-6:10pm in Grinnell Arena on the UMass campus. Classes will run through mid-May.

How do I start?

If you’re interested in attending Tech Class (even just once or twice to see what it’s like), please contact us & let us know. Everyone is welcome, but we’d like to know you’re coming ahead of time.

Do I need to bring anything?

Yes. All students (pit and battery) should bring their own sticks/mallets. For battery students, please bring whatever instrument you’d like to play (snare, tenors, bass, cymbals). For pit/front ensemble students, you’re welcome to play on our keyboards.

If you can’t bring an instrument, we may be able to provide one for you, but please let us know ahead of time, as our equipment is limited.