2018 Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp held for students of Dayton Public Schools


Students at Dayton Public Schools are learning from some of the best instructors in the country for the Yamaha Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp.

This camp takes place at Pointz Career Technology Center located at 741 Washington Street, and includes two full days of percussion activities; one held Monday and another scheduled for Tuesday.

Hauer Music and Pointz Career Technology Center joined together to present this camp that features nationally known percussion artists working with local educators, according to a release. It provides intensive, hands-on instruction to young percussionists from grades 7 to 12 and covers drumline fundamentals, basic and advanced techniques, sectional playing, ensemble performance, and leadership skills.

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Lamar Burkhalter, the music director for the NFL Houston Texans’ “Deep Steel Thunder” and founder/executive of Percussion One Foundation, made his way to Dayton all the way from Houston, Texas to lead the Sounds of Summer Camp. “We’ve got Hauer music, we’ve got University of Dayton, we’ve got Yamaha.” said Burkhalter.

While he travels around the country putting on similar camps each summer, this is all new for more than 20 students that gathered at Dayton Public School’s Pointz Career Technology Center.

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“It’s a highlight of the year when Hauer Music partners with Pointz Career Technology Center to present Sounds of Summer, one of the premier percussion programs in the country,” said Vice President at Hauer Music Bill Hauer. “Students develop greater mastery and confidence as they experience the excitement of playing music and working as a team.”

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