We are the only music camp in the marching arts addressing relevant women’s issues and looking to fill a specific hole that we perceive in music education: the lack of supportive environments for women in percussion and the lack of female representation in percussion sections. Many girls are used to being one of the only or one of the few girls in a percussion section, and others still are being pushed to play instruments other than percussion. We want to provide a place for all of these girls to come together and play.
Additionally, the typical middle or high school girl does not have a female band director or percussion instructor. Our world-class staff is comprised of successful and influential women in the industry because if young women do not see or have access to successful female role models, they may not be aware of the musical opportunities available to them. Between the Women’s March, #Metoo campaign, and more women running for public office than ever, we believe the last year signals a national trend, so we are inspired to be the catalyst for female empowerment in the marching arts.