Yamaha Sounds of Summer Program Celebrates 40 Years

BUENA PARK, Calif. (May 21, 2024)This year Yamaha is happy to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular national summer percussion camp series, Sounds of Summer. Since 1984, these camps have been an integral part of the continuing education of thousands of percussion students across the country, offering in-depth, personalized instruction from Yamaha Clinicians who are experts in percussion and the marching arts.

Sounds of Summer 2024 Camp Schedule

Date City Venue Host Registration Link & Additional Info
May 28-31, 2024 Houston, TX Kerr HS, Alief ISD Jeff Rodriguez Click here
June 3-6, 2024 Florence, AL University of North Alabama Tracy Wiggins, UNA Click here
June 4-5, 2024 Auburn, AL Auburn University Matt-Art’s Music Shop Click here
June 7-8, 2024 Fort Worth, TX TCU Music Center Brian West, TCU Click here
June 9-10, 2024 Norman, OK University of Oklahoma - Catlett Music Center University of Oklahoma Bands, Benjamin Holmes Click here
June 16-22, 2024 Bennettsville, SC Camp Pinehill Matt Savage Click here
June 29-30, 2024 Reno, NV McQueen High School Aaron Hines Click here
July 7-13, 2024 Orlando, FL UCF School of Performing Arts Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, Jeff Moore Click here
July 14-20, 2024 Springfield, OR Lutheran Retreat / Camp Serene Alan Keown Click here
July 15-16, 2024 Plano, TX Plano East Senior High School John Brennan Click here
"Yamaha Sound of Summer percussion camps continue the tradition of giving young students a unique experience learning marching percussion from artists and educators involved at the top level of the marching arts." says Joel Tetzlaff, Percussion Product Marketing Manager. "This special program continues to inspire and nurture young percussion students to become the next generation of performers and educators."
The Sounds of Summer program represents a longtime commitment by Yamaha to provide musicians with world-class instruments, instruction, and support for music education. Moments to connect, make friends, play music, and learn with one another… these moments can be truly life changing.
It is estimated that over 60,000 students have participated in a Yamaha Sounds of Summer camp over the last 39 years, and we hope you'll join us too this summer!