UNCP sounds of summer
This year the UNCP marching band and Yamaha will combine forces to bring the fourth Yamaha Sounds of Summer camp to the UNCP campus June 15, 2013! This camp will be held on the UNCP Campus. The day will include sectional and ensemble instruction for students, as well as special sessions designed for their directors. This years camp will feature instruction for Drum Lines, Front Ensembles, Drum Majors and Color Guards. Please bring your own equipment as we do not have enough to outfit everyone! Contact Tracy Wiggins if you are interested in attending. The camp is co-sponsored by Innovative Percussion, Yamaha, Evans and Sabian.
Fees: Admission will be $10 per student for groups that register by June 1, 2012. Admission will be $15 per student after June 1.
Guest Clinician - Bret Kuhn
Bret graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University where he studied percussion under the direction of Dan Petersen. He was a member of the Disney World All-American Band in 1980 and marched with the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps in 1981. In 1984, Bret began teaching the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps serving as both the Percussion Caption Head as well as the Percussion Arranger. During this time, the Cavaliers won six World Championships and five High Percussion Awards. After retiring from the Cavalier's, Bret joined the Bluecoat Drum and Bugle Corps as a Design and Percussion Consultant for 2005 - 2008.
Bret is the Percussion Coordinator for the Prospect High School music program from Mt. Prospect, Illinois who are a BOA band. He is active as a Percussion Arranger/Clinician for numerous colleges and high schools across the nation and abroad and wrote the percussion arrangement for LD Bell from Hurst, Texas who are the 2007 Bands of America Grand National Champions. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member for the Northern Illinois Marching Band with Director Tom Bough, and is consulting with Director Jim Hudson of the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band. He arranges for two of the top marching groups in Japan. One is Aimachi from Nagoya, Japan who were the 2006 Champions at the All Japan Championship. The other is Vivace from Tokyo, Japan, who are a semi-professional all girl marching band.
Bret consulted with the Texas State Indoor Percussion ensemble from San Marcos, Texas who competed at the 2006 PASIC Convention, and the Oklahoma Centennial Band who performed for the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Bret composed an original piece called "Renegade Highway" for Plano East High School, under the direction of John Brennan and was a guest performer with their band at a showcase concert at the 2006 Percussive Arts Society Internation Convention in Austin, Texas.
Bret has written articles for publication in Percussive Notes Magazine and is currently on the PAS Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Serving as a clinician for Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian and Remo, he has had the opportunity of traveling extensively presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe. He is a freelance drum-set artist in the Chicagoland area and has performed with Rich Matteson, Bobby Shew, Gloria Estefan and Nexus.
Bret has designed and developed two drumsticks through Innovative Percussion, both the FS-BK and the AS-BK. More information on the sticks can be found on our Products page.
June 14, 2013
1:00 PM - Open rehearsal of the 2012-2013 UNCP Drumline
June 15, 2013
8:30 AM - Registration Opens
9:00 AM - Exhibition/Clinic by UNCP Drumline
10:00 AM - Sectionals
Directors Session 1
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Sectionals
Directors Session 2
2:00 PM - Full Ensemble
4:00 PM - Final Exhibition by Camp Line
The text and exercises for the camp will be provided by Yamaha. Students attending will get a t-shirt and certificate of participation.
Updated: Monday, July 9, 2012
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