Summer Updates

Dear Drummers,

Thank you so much for making Summer 21 one of the best that Vashon Percussion has seen yet. The annual Drum Camp was a great success with 7 new campers, marching in the Strawberry Festival Parade for the first time, and taking a dip in the Sound at Dockton just like in the old days! We hope that you are all continuing to practice as you enjoy the summer months and that you are gearing up for drumline, private lessons, and band in the fall.

We are excited to announce that this fall will spearhead the pilot year of the Vashon Percussion drumline: BOSS DRUMMERS (did you get a shirt?). Dates for the fall retreat are TBA as we get the marching schedule lined up. We can announce though, that in its first round, BOSS DRUMMERS will be built by youth drummers who participate in short workshops/retreats, which precede parade dates. The drumline will attend and march in chosen parades in the Northwest. We hope you check back soon for more updates and to register in the fall!

Call or email now to set up your private lesson time in the fall with Todd. Lessons are offered at 30 or 60 minute sessions. Additionally, Todd will be starting up after school Jazz Band that rehearses at Vashon Island High School for students ages 14-18. With further questions about lessons and Jazz Band, please feel free to contact us!

As summer wraps up it’s final weeks, we want to reflect on the wonderful times that we’ve had this season. The first ever Vashon Percussion t-shirt was designed; Todd and his former student Isaiah Hazzard traveled to Kumasi, Ghana to study with master teacher Koo Nimo; young drummers attended our three-day Summer Workshop and got to hone their developing technical skills; the annual Drum Camp was a marvelous success with campers marching for the first time in the Strawberry Festival Parade and putting on a fantastic show at the end of the week; and last but certainly not least, we graduated another young drummer of impeccable technique, who stepped into the role of leader at this year’s Drum Camp with humility and levity: Cade Roggenbuck.

Cade, the Vashon Percussion family wishes you the best as you step forward into the coming months and years. We look forward to having you visit in summers to come!

To all the other young drummers that participated in Vashon Percussion activities this season, thank you for your engagement and hard work. Keep practicing, and we will see your for lessons, band, and drumline in the fall!

Warmly,
The Vashon Percussion Staff.

P.S. Please enjoy some photos from this summer!000096650020

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