The SoulPhamm Drumline includes young ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 12 and 18. We will host teams in New York and New Jersey and the teams will be divided according to skill level.
In September, we will assess our drummers to determine their skill level and section on the Drumline. Regular practices will begin in October, 2021 and may be a mix of virtual and in-person sessions.
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 will be required and will be emailed or given to families on their first day. Non-refundable, weekly dues are $25 per participant and the team will participate in fundraisers for the organization's general overhead (which includes space rental, supplies, etc.). Dues are payable via CashApp ($SoulPhamm), Venmo (@soulphamm) or PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) only). Team members will be responsible for the purchase of their official team uniform (generally $100-$150). Team members will also be responsible for the purchase of drum pads and drum sticks (generally an outlay of about $40).
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 -
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.
Please note - if you are invited to a tryout and do not show up, or if you try to participate without paying you will be barred from registering from ALL SoulPhamm and affiliate programs in the future. If you do not pay your dues, you will be immediately cut from the team.