Drumming & Percussion

Level: 2


  • Write a one page paper demonstrating your knowledge of how a drum corps can be used to minister within your:
    • local church
    • community
  • What are the four families of rudiments?
  • Be able to name five rudiments from each of the four families of rudiments.
  • Demonstrate ability to keep in step with the drum corps by taking part in at least one outreach program. (ex. Pathfinder Day, Conference or Local church sponsored event)
  • What is the difference between drum carriers and drum straps? Demonstrate with drum equipment in a formation.
  • What are the seven essential rudiments? Why are they essential?
  • What is the difference between playing open vs. closed?
  • Using the open/closed method, demonstrate your knowledge of the seven essential rudiments. Execute: Open to Closed to Open
  • What is the difference between traditional style and matched style stick holding? Demonstrate each style by playing a sequence consisting of no less than three rudiments.
  • What is the difference between drumsticks used for a drum corps and those used for a percussion drum set?
  • What are the sections that make up a drum corps?
  • Based on the previous question, what purpose does each section serve?
  • Show the various types of protective devices used to secure drum corps equipment.
  • What are the various types and sizes of drumsticks used for a drum corps?
  • Know what tools and equipment used for drum practice sessions.

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