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Carolina Band Summer Clinics

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

Carolina Band Auxiliary Clinics

Carolina Spin – Guard Clinic – Friday, June 18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Carolina Rhythm – Drumline Battery Clinic – Saturday, June 19, 9:00am – 4:30pm

These on-campus auxiliary clinics are single-day, educational clinics for students entering grades 9-12 and planning to participate in their high school or college-level marching band. Clinic staff includes current Auxiliary Instructors of the Carolina Band, and Carolina Rhythm's clinic will feature Yamaha Artist Bret Kuhn.
Registration is now closed for Carolina Rhythm and Carolina Spin. The fee for these clinics is $45 per student. Fee covers instruction and an official clinic t-shirt.

COVID Precautions

For your safety and the safety of others, a negative COVID test result received within 72 hours of your chosen summer program is required to participate. You will also need to wear a mask to attend.

Summer and Community Programs – Guidance through August 15, 2021

In our commitment to the safety of every student, staff and faculty member, we will err on the side of caution in all that we do.  30-minute breaks will be observed between concerts to keep aerosol production at lower levels. Instructors assigned to unvaccinated students will wear masks during instruction.  Class and audience sizes will be adjusted to observe University-established distancing requirements; aerosol producing events (involving wind players and singers) will take place in university recommended spaces and for limited periods of time.


UofSC Drum Major Clinic - June 24-26

The UofSC 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 closed.

Location - Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street, Columbia 29208

Clinicians and Staff

Jay Jacobs, UofSC, Associate Director of Bands
Ben Pouncey, Ashley Ridge High School, Director of Bands
Hank Carter, Screven County High School, Director of Bands
Kelley Powell, West-Oak High School, Director of Bands
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, leadership clinician and specialist
Nancy Uriegas, Athletic Trainer

Clinic Features

The UofSC 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.

Additionally, ALL students spend a morning session learning from the renowned leadership clinician and speaker, 
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser.  

Clinic Fee: $115/student - includes all instruction and materials, t-shirt, daily lunch and bag to hold all materials. (Lodging is not included in the camp price)
Optional Lesson Fee: $25/student
- students can take optional one-on-one conducting lessons with our staff for extra instruction and experience. Lessons take place in the evenings after the regular sessions conclude

Scholarship Opportunity: The brothers of the Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi have announced a scholarship in the amount of $140. This will cover the cost of both the clinic fee and a private lesson. More information can be found on the scholarship application. The deadline to apply for this award is June 7.

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.

COVID Precautions

For your safety and the safety of others, a negative COVID test result received within 72 hours of your chosen summer program is required to participate. You will also need to wear a mask to attend.

Summer and Community Programs – Guidance through August 15, 2021

In our commitment to the safety of every student, staff and faculty member, we will err on the side of caution in all that we do.  30-minute breaks will be observed between concerts to keep aerosol production at lower levels. Instructors assigned to unvaccinated students will wear masks during instruction.  Class and audience sizes will be adjusted to observe University-established distancing requirements; aerosol producing events (involving wind players and singers) will take place in university recommended spaces and for limited periods of time.


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