SoulDeevas' Drumline

2021-2022 Application

The SoulDeevas' Drumline includes young ladies between the ages of 12 and 15.  The team is based in New Jersey (Essex or Union County location to be determined) and is divided according to skill level.  

​Our next season is from August 1, 2021 to June 25, 2022.  In August, we assess our drummers to determine their skill level and section on the Drumline.  Regular practices will begin in September, 2021.

The Drumlines will be trained to perform in high visibility events and to compete in local, regional and national events.  Music experience with any instrument or the ability to read music is helpful, but not required.  The team will also learn social etiquette and sportsmanship and how pursuit of excellence will help their higher educational pursuits and open up opportunities for long-term careers.

The team requires discipline and a willingness to learn and adapt.  It will demand the utmost in respect from the musicians, instructors and staff alike.  The musicians will be asked to do things that their peer organizations might not do (no cursing; strict rules around decorum, attendance and punctuality; practice routine and drills) and it should be understood that they must confirm to all of our rules in order to participate.

Slots on the team are secured via registration and the team is beginner friendly.  In short, any child who registers may participate as long as we have space, but we will assess them to determine which section they will be placed in.  . 

An application must be completed and submitted on or before "Assessment Day" (tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2021), as well as a non-refundable registration fee of $30 (either a money order payable to SoulPhamm Inc. or via CashApp ($SoulPhamm), Venmo (@soulphamm) or PayPal (soulphamm.org@gmail.com) only).  Personal checks are not accepted.  Team members will be responsible for the purchase of drum pads and drum sticks (generally an outlay of about $40); their official practice uniform  (generally $10-$20) and should be prepared to be in uniform by the end of September.  Weekly dues are $25 per drummer and the team will participate in fundraisers for the organization's general overhead (which includes space rental, supplies, etc.).  Discounts on weekly dues can be made available for families with more than one child participating.

Students who already have drum sticks and drum pads should use what they have.  For those who do not have these items, we recommend purchase from the following vendors -

Drumsticks ($11.99): https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/innovative-percussion-bret-kuhn-model-2-velocity-hickory-stick

Drum Pad (12-Inch at $28.99): https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/evans-realfeel-2-sided-speed-and-workout-drum-pad

Please feel free to use other vendors if you are able to find these items at a lower cost.

 

To join our mailing list and be notified of tryouts/registration for our next season (2021-2022), please complete the form which can be found under "REGISTER NOW" under the "HOME" tab on this website. 

 

The Drumline is open to any young lady who is willing and able to make the commute to New Jersey for practice each Saturday.  

 

We are currently assessing interest for a New York based Drumline for young ladies ages 12 to 15 and Drumlines for boys in New York and New Jersey ages 12 to 17.  If you have a young person who is interested, please email soulphamm.org@gmail.com with the subject line DRUMLINE MAILING LIST.  We will be in touch if a decision is made to open a program in New York City and/or continue the boys' drumline next season.  Thank you for your interest.

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. (Edwin Markham)