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USC Summer Band Clinics

The Carolina Band has several clinics available to high schoolers of different ages. If you plan on leading, playing, or spinning with your high school band or group, you can find yourself here this summer!

 

Carolina Band Auxiliary Clinics

Carolina Rhythm is the USC clinic for battery percussion, including marching snare drums, tenor drums and bass drums. Clinicians will include Carolina Band Drumline Instructor, Dr. Bailey Seabury and Yamaha Artist Bret Kuhn. Individual students may register for the clinic. High Schools sending a full drumline will receive an instructional block specifically for their line. Registration for Carolina Rhythm is open to incoming 9th-12th grade students wishing to improve their musicianship.

Thursday, June 13
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Check In and Clinic Sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 - 5 p.m. Clinic Sessions

Friday, June 14
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clinic Sessions
12 - 12:30 p.m. Clinic Finale Performance

The non-refundable registration fee is $90.00. Fee covers instruction, shirt, and Thursday lunch. If you pay and register at least 10 students at the same time, you will receive a $10 discount per student. To take advantage of this offer, please contact uscbands@mozart.sc.edu.

Housing is not provided by our clinics. If you would like a list of area hotels, please contact the Band Office at uscbands@mozart.sc.edu or 803-777-4278.



Carolina Spin is the USC colorguard clinic. Clinicians will include Katie and Billy Pacifico from Atlanta. Katie and Billy are the Carolina Band Colorguard Designers and work with numerous high school bands and winter guards. Registration for Carolina Spin is open to incoming 9th-12th grade students wishing to improve their colorguard skills.

Thursday, June 20
1 - 5 p.m. Check In and Clinic Sessions

Friday, June 21
9 - 11:30 a.m. Clinic Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 - 3:30 p.m. Clinic Sessions
3:30 - 4 p.m. Clinic Finale Performance

The non-refundable registration fee is $90.00. Fee covers instruction, shirt, and Friday lunch. If you pay and register at least 10 students at the same time, you will receive a $10 discount per student. To take advantage of this offer, please contact uscbands@mozart.sc.edu.

Housing is not provided by our clinics. If you would like a list of area hotels, please contact the Band Office at uscbands@mozart.sc.edu or 803-777-4278.

 

 


 

Carolina Lead:  The USC Drum Major Clinic - June 20-22

The USC Drum Major Clinic is an intensive 3-day clinic for rising 10th-12th grade students who will serve as their band’s drum major in the fall. Registration is now open for the 2024 clinic. A limited number of 30-mintute private conducting lessons are also available.

 

Clinic Features

The USC Drum Major Clinic provides high school leaders with three days of instruction in basic conducting technique, score study, advanced musicianship, vocal commands, salutes, music and marching instruction and dynamic leadership.

Clinic Fee

Clinic fee is $135.00 and includes all instruction and materials, t-shirt, daily lunch and bag to hold all materials. Lodging is not included in the camp price. A limited number of private, 30-minute conducting lessons are offered to participants for an additional $25.75. All fees are non-refundable.

Clinicians

Alicia Crutchlow, Florence Chapel Middle School
JP Davis, Mauldin High School
Ben Pouncey, Doctoral Wind Conducting Associate, University of South Carolina
Kelley Powell, former Carolina Band drum major

Taylor Watts , Keynote Clinician, Kell High School Associate Director of Bands

 

Housing

Housing is not provided by our clinics. If you would like a list of area hotels, please contact the Band Office at uscbands@mozart.sc.edu or 803-777-4278.

Location

Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street, Columbia 29208


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Questions? Contact the Band Office at 803-777-4278 or uscbands@mozart.sc.edu


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