Girls On The Drum

Girls On The Drum

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Girls on the Drum is an educational percussion program for girls from 5th through 8th grade.  GOTDrums focuses on instrument fundamentals, percussion techniques, dynamics, tempo, music reading, and performance concepts.  Alongside these musical concepts, our girls work on team building, confidence building, and skill building through lively tunes, a variety of fun percussion instruments. All skill and experience levels are welcome, as we level instruction to meet the needs of our drummers. Our instructional staff is comprised of female percussionists that are licensed educators, licensed band directors, drumline instructors, music education majors, and members from various Strikers educational and performance programs. 

2020-Fall Program

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

  • Grow as a performer and drummer

  • Develop skills that will lead to success in ensembles at school and within the Strikers organization

  • Exciting performance opportunities

  • Build confidence and learn to work together as an ensemble

  • Meet other girls like yourself

  • Have fun and rock out with other "sisters in rhythm"

Please download our complete flier!

Are you ready to register?

Follow these 4 steps below

1.  REGISTER

2.  ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please fill out the online registration form for your student. 

3,  SIGN THIS FORM

Print out and sign the Release and Authorization form.  Have your drummer bring these to the first practice.

4.  REMIND NOTIFICATIONS

Sign up for Remind notifications.  This will ensure you get important text updates during our session regarding weather, cancelations and our performances.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST

Fees for the program are $150 for the winter session which pays for drumsticks, show shirt, show accessories, instruction, music, show design, rehearsal site rental, insurance and instruments.  The increase in cost this year helps us cover the cost of rent - which is a new expense for the Strikers organization.

NOTE:  Fee's should not be a barrier to participate.  Please contact us if there are concerns about dues.

HOW OFTEN DO WE PRACTICE

Rehearsals are Wednesday 5:30pm to 7:00pm  (Dec. 2nd - Feb. 24th)

** No practice on Wednesday, December 23rd and December 30th for winter break) 

Striker Hall

54 Lou Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

HOW CAN PARENTS HELP

Parents are absolutely vital to the success of the group.  This season we are looking for the following parent volunteers

  • Photography

  • Back Stage Assistant (if applicable)

  • Volunteers to join the Strikers Parent Volunteer Committee

Please let the staff know of your availability to help.

For more information, please contact us at;

girlsonthedrum@clstrikers.com

*** As a program of the Crystal Lake Strikers, GOTDrums is not affiliated with Girls on the Run.

GOTDrums Charts

WARM-UPS

Striker Basics

Training Videos

arrow&v

Backing Tracks

Additional Basic Exercises

CADENCES

MUSIC

That's My Girl

Like a Girl

Confident

Run The World