1 of 10
(July-2012 - Los Angeles, CA) Students aged 16 - 61 gathered in Thousand Oaks California June 25th - 29th for the first-ever Big Drum Bonanza (BDB) hosted by drummer Thomas Lang. Students from 9 countries including: Sweden, Mexico, Belgium, England, Czech Republic, Canada, Italy as wells as the United States attended the 5-day educational drumming camp.
The all-day, hands-on BDB curriculum included boot camp-style instruction as well as clinics, master classes and private lessons in Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop & Progressive drumming styles from guest instructors Jeff Hamilton, Virgil Donati, Kenny Aronoff, Chris Coleman and Dave Elitch. The Big Drum Bonanza also featured a tour of the DW factory in Oxnard, CA where students were surprised to overhear a Neil Peart practice session as well as special guest appearances from Stanton Moore and guitarist Paul Gilbert.
Big Drum Bonanza sponsors included: MUSO Entertainment, DW, Roland, Meinl, Guitar Center, Audix, Vic Firth, Ahead Armor, Hansenfutz and ArtistWorks
The Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp / http://www.thomaslangdrumcamp.com