Students Score At Big Drum Bonanza

(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

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The Big Drum Bonanza featured a week of instruction with Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Jeff Hamilton, Stanton Moore, Kenny Aronoff and others. Simon Moretti (center) won a DW kit.

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Dave Elitch of the Mars Volta was one of the instructors.

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Elitch explains the ins and outs of groove in masterclass.

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Attendees were treated to two days of masterful Jeff Hamilton instruction.

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Virgil Donati gets down to business with the campers.

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Kenny Aronoff and Thomas Lang. Play drums and you can look this good, too.

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Instructor Stanton Moore with student Daniel Rubin.

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How it's done in New Orleans. Stanton Moore explains.

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An extreme amount of drumming brainpower--Thomas Lang, Jeff Hamilton, and Stanton Moore at lunch.

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Big Drum Bonanza sponsors included: MUSO Entertainment, DW, Roland, Meinl (above), Guitar Center, Audix, Vic Firth, Ahead Armor, Hansenfutz and ArtistWorks