drumline on fieldThe Maverick Stampede Drumline is the "heartbeat" of the band and consists of CMU's finest percussionists. This 18-26 member line typically consists of 6-8 snares, 3-4 sextet toms (tenors), 5-6 tonal bass drums and 4-8 cymbals, and is under the direction of Mr. Isaac Lavadie and Dr. Jonathan Hinkle. The Stampede Drumline performs on professional grade custom instruments by Pearl and Zildjian. Students of all levels of previous experience are encouraged to participate, but will be required to meet basic fundamental competencies, depending on desired instrument, via an audition in early May of each year. Openings after this time, if any, will be filled on a first come-first served basis.

Please direct drumline specific inquires to Mr. Lavadie

Saturday, May 4, 9am-5pm, Stampede Center

Fall 2019 auditions, fundamentals clinic, lunch, and full drumline rehearsal. Students living outside of the Grand Valley region are encouraged to join us for this important day. If, however, they cannot, please contact Mr. Lavadie and prepare to submit a video audition (due on or before Friday, May 3 at 5pm).  See instructions for submitting a video audition on the Audition & Scholarships page.

May 4 schedule (at Stampede Center):

  • 9am - Stampede Drumline Specific Warm-up & Fundamental Overview (practice pads)
  • 10am - Sub-groups (practice pads)
  • 11:15am - Set-up drumline equipment (prep for full rehearsal after lunch)
  • 11:30am - Group lunch at local restaurant (bring money for this)
  • 1pm - Full-group rehearsal (shifting instruments, individual auditions with Mr. Lavadie) 
  • 2:30pm- Set line (continue full-group rehearsal)
  • 3:15 - Break
  • 3:30pm - Rehearse Cadences
  • 5pm - Clean-up & Dismissal
  • Mr. Lavadie will organize meetings with drumline leadership as needed.

  • Students traveling or otherwise not in the Grand Junction area can communicate via email and/or video submissions.


Full Ensemble Camp: 

Monday (9am- 8:30pm), August 12th

Tuesday-Saturday* (noon-8:30pm), August 13-17

*performances only on Saturday, Aug.17

Full Ensemble (required): 

Tuesday's & Thursday's (5:30-8:30pm), Starting 1st week of Fall Semester (Aug.20), Ending on Oct.31

Drumline Sectionals (required): 

1st 5 Wednesday's of Fall Semester (Aug.21 & 28, Sept. 4, 11, & 18 5:30-8pm).

1st 2 Saturday's for Fall Semester (Aug. 24 & 31)  

2019 Drumline Personal (Coming Soon)

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