Okay. I think you guys know that I am a big Thomas Lang supporter so anytime TL comes out with an idea on how to boost our musical skills and understanding of drums to benefit the drumming community at large, I have to look at it. 


Well, in fact, camp Lang has done that–again. 


Between July 3rd and 7th, 2013, TL will be hosting a 5-day “Music Education Camp” which features some very special guest instructors.  The event is to be held at The Drum Channel Studios in Oxnard, California, and, at the nearby Courtyard Marriot in Camarillo, California.


Drummers of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join TL and other special guest instructors including the following renowned drummers; George Kollias (Nile); Stanton Moore (Galactic); Virgil Donati (Steve Vai/Planet X/Derek Sherinian); Chris Coleman (Prince/Chaka Khan/NKOTB); Jon Dette (Antrhax/Slayer); and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta). 


I think this is a great opportunity for anyone interested or involved in drums to share an educational experience that is unique and will be beneficial to essentially any player at any level. TL and his special guest teachers will lead daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q & A sessions, performances, private lessons and much more.



As TL told me, “This is our second Big Drum Bonanza and we are incredibly honored to have this caliber of talent at the event.  We are proud to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with and learn from some of the most acclaimed and talented drummers of our generation.”


I couldn’t agree more and that’s why I chose to put something out on this event.  Live events like this will only help promote the sharing of information and techniques and they will also provide players with a great opportunity to learn, develop, and network.  But what I really got a kick out of is that TL has a tune to go with the camp…TL calls it the “2013 Big Drum Bonanza Theme Song” and the link can be found here:




Drummers are invited to put their own style and fills to this tune and submit the tape for consideration as part of a “playalong contest.”  Check it out.  A substantial grand prize is offered to the winner of the contest. 


I think it’s a great concept and I applaud TL for getting the audience involved in more ways than one. 


Rock on TL.


For additional information on the Big Drum Bonanza, please visit www.bigdrumbonanza.com or email info@bigdrumbonanza.com



Originally posted 2013-05-16 04:29:07.