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KU drumline


KU drumline in front of the CampanileThank you for your interest in the KU Drumline!

We will hold several camps for current and prospective drumline members this spring and summer. These camps provide an excellent opportunity for potential students to meet current members, sharpen their skills, and become acquainted with the techniques used at KU.

2014 KU Drumline Camp Dates

Friday, May 2: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 30: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 31: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 28: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Camps will be held at Murphy Hall on the KU campus (we will of course break for meals on these days).

Participation at these camps is strongly encouraged. However, we understand that distance and other factors may prevent interested students in attending, and that not everyone will be able to attend every camp date. Please email Brandon Graves at bgbeats@gmail.com if you plan to audition, and fill out the Prospective Member Form.

Students who are unable to attend any camps should contact our head drumline instructor Brandon Graves at bgbeats@gmail.com, to discuss sending a video of their technique.

Downloadable drumline materials:
2014 Packet
Pregame/Stand Cheers

For further questions regarding the KU Drumline, please contact:

Brandon Graves – Head Drumline Instructor
Dr. Matthew O. Smith – Director, Marching Jayhawks
Nick Spradlin - Drumline Instructor

KU Drumline Pre-game

Marching Jayhawks drumline cymbals

KU Drumline Salute


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
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