Drumline Camp hopes to bring more music students to ETSU


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A local drumline camp is raising hopes of bringing more music students to ETSU.

Students in the Tri-Cities got to work with a leading artist in marching arts on Friday. This is the second year the East Tennessee Drumline Camp has been held at the college.

The music department and marching band have already seen a growth in their numbers since the camp was first started. And this year, attendees got to work with a featured special guest.

Director of Marching Percussion at East Tennessee State University Logan Ball says, "Our clinician this year is Mickey Burmer. he's a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett and a former ETSU student as well. He's marched all of the top drum cores and has a lot of really great experience, and we're very lucky to have him here."

Logan Ball also explains that many of the students who attended the camp last year are now studying at ETSU.