2021 Summer Camps

This will be our tenth year of hosting camps and each year they continue to grow and expand. 

We have camps for almost every area of drums and percussion taught by the finest instructors! 

This will be an opportunity for your students to grow artistically by being immersed in a focused area of drums or percussion. 


2021 will feature FIVE different camps for all ages and abilities.

Drum Set Camps


To provide a complete overview of all aspects of the drum set including: history, lineage, fills, chart reading, advanced chart reading, linear drumming, polyrhythms and rudiments as they relate to the drum set. In addition, all styles that pertain to our culture on drum set including jazz, latin, rock, and Dixieland will be covered. Lastly and not often covered, all the aspects and possibilities of using the drum set explained 

and questions answered, both for the professional and recreational world.


Drumset Camps are taught by

Robert Kessling

James Sexton

Whitney Kessling

David Koger

with Guest Instructors:

Joe Winters

All Drum Set Camps run

8:00am - 4:00pm

Intermediate Drum Set Camp

June 14-18

Advanced Drum Set Camp

June 7-11

All-West/ Percussion Camps


A camp featuring all major areas of percussion including the bells, marimba, xylophone, chimes, 

four mallet marimba, snare drum, bass drum, timpani, and crash cymbals. An overview of all the instruments, technique, drills, and in-depth studies will be included in each area as well. 

Perfect for All West hopefuls and percussionists of all ages ranging from 7th grade through 12th grade. 

This year will feature two separate camps for the Intermediate and Advanced levels. 


Camps will be taught by

Robert Kessling

Mike Karcz

Whitney Kessling

Stan Head


with Guest Instructors:

Mattew Mitchner

(US Navy Band- Washington DC)

Dr. Bill Shaltis

(University of Memphis)



All-West Camps run

8:00am - 4:00pm


Advanced All-West Camp

June 21-25

Intermediate All-West Camp

July 19-23

Intro to Percussion Boot Camp


The Intro to Percussion Boot Camp is for students entering their first year of band!

The camp will provide students with a fundamental approach to all areas of percussion including reading music, understanding rhythms, learning musical terminology, and proper technique for snare drum, mallets, bass drum, timpani, and many other percussion instruments. 


This camp will set your student up for a successful start to the school year, as well as fun tools for practicing at home. 


Intro to Percussion Boot Camp will be taught by

Whitney Kessling

David Koger

Robert Kessling

Stan Head

Into to Percussion Boot Camp runs

8:00am - 4:00pm


Intro to Percussion Boot Camp

July 12-16

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