Percussion In The Valley Summer Percussion Camp: Celebrating 6 Years Of Great Camps!

Contributed by Meggie Aube, Percussion in the Valley

Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp 2018
June 4-8, 2018
Session 1 @9AM, Session 2 @9AM, Session 3 @11AM
Percussion in the Valley
Colony Middle School
9250 E Silver Spring Cir. Palmer
Cost: $85 Session 1, $200 Session 2, $250 Session 3

Summer 2018 will mark the 6th year of the Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp. This camp has become a yearly staple for local young percussionists from across the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage. Every summer over 40 students ranging in age from 7-18 convene at Colony Middle School for a week of percussion education, music making and fun. 

Erika Bills, mother of a student who has attended the summer camp every year, exclaimed, “This camp is an amazing opportunity for our kids to learn about all aspects of music! My daughter looks forward to it every year!”

This year will be no different. Enrollment is now underway for the 2018 summer camp. The camp will be held again at Colony Middle School from June 4th-8th. There are three sessions to accommodate all ability levels and ages. 

-    Session 1 is for beginning level students, age 7-11, with little to no experience. They meet daily from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
-    Session 2 is for students in 4th-7th grade who have at least one year of musical experience and meets from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. each day. 
-    Session 3 is the most advanced session, for students entering 8th grade through those just graduated from high school. Students enrolling in this session must have at least one year of musical experience. They meet from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. each day. 

Students from all sessions have the opportunity to work with amazing faculty from around Alaska and from out of state. 2018 camp faculty will include: Program Director, Dr. Meggie Aube from Palmer; Anchorage Percussion Professionals: Kyle Drake and Cameron Cartland; Featured Guest Faculty, Jerry Noble, from Ohio. Mr. Noble is the percussion faculty at Wright State University. He is experienced in all areas of percussion and this year will be focusing on drumline with the camp students. 

Every year, the summer camp is an excellent opportunity for local students to hone in on their technique on all percussion instruments. They spend time playing music in a variety of genres from all over the world. Most importantly of all, they make connections with students from outside their schools and create lasting bonds through music while having fun!

The camp has been reaching capacity every summer, so early enrollment is highly encouraged. Sign up before April 13th and receive an early enrollment discount. 

All of the enrollment materials and more information about the camp can be found at and on the Percussion in the Valley Facebook page

For additional inquiries, contact Meggie: 631-8079 or