Over 70 young percussionists from across the country came to southern and central California this mid-June to experience the Blue Devils system of success as part of the SYSTEM BLUE Educational Programs.
The System Blue Southern California Drumming Camp saw drummers from throughout the state and as far away as South Carolina spend the weekend of June 20-21 at Yucaipa High School near Riverside, California. On-site with the entire Blue Devils drum corps, the students not only spent time learning quality percussion technique from some of the nation’s finest drum teachers, but also had the chance to drum side-by-side with members of the Blue Devils.
The weekend culminated with front-row seats “in the lot” as the Blue Devils warmed up for the Riverside DCI show, and then enjoyed 50-yard line seats as they cheered on their newfound friends in the Blue Devils.
During this past week, 40 young percussionists came to Fresno State University as part of the System Blue Mid-California Drum School. Hosted by Blue Devil alumnus and professional percussionist Shawn Glyde, students from throughout central California studied all facets of marching percussion in the state-of-the-art music facilities at Fresno State University campus.
To end the week of fun and music, the drummers joined the Blue Devils for two-days of interactive sessions, including a Master Class with Blue Devils Director of Percussion Scott Johnson and hands-on sessions utilizing fine products provided by Roland, Evans, ProMark, Dynasty and Zildjian. This 5-day event culminated at the Buchanan High School football stadium in Clovis, Ca with great seats to cheer on their new friends in the Blue Devils during the Mid Cal Tour of Champions DCI competition.
From a Dad of one of the campers - "I just wanted to express my appreciation for such a wonderful experience for Brandon. What impressed me the most, beyond the quality of musicians, was the character of everyone involved in your program. They were great people to be around. Thanks again. We plan to attend more camps over the years"
System Blue Live Events next comes to Tulsa, Ok, Hattiesburg, Ms and Buffalo, NY as the Blue Devils present “Show Day with the Blue Devils.” Fans will go deep inside the Blue Devils and learn their system of success as they thrill audiences from coast to coast.
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