Marching Percussion Camp

June 2 - June 6, 2024

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The UNT Marching Percussion Camp trains high school percussionists each summer in the tradition of the world-renowned North Texas Drum Line.

Students will participate in sectionals and ensembles focusing on establishing strong drumming fundamentals and expressive musical concepts. Faculty and guest artists will present clinics designed to encourage dedicated practice habits, listening skills, and progressive percussion techniques.   

Learn from the best – Join Paul Rennick, Mark Ford, Michael Hernandez and an outstanding percussion staff for an amazing week of drumming!

Individuals are encouraged to attend to improve their drumming skills.

  • Performance in a skill level-based ensemble
  • Expert guidance from established teachers
  • 10 hours a day of instruction
  • Get motivated for the Fall Marching Season

The UNT Marching Percussion Camp auditions are basic drumming exercises and taught by rote on the day of the audition. There is no written music to prepare or learn. This brief audition is for general section placement to group students with similar drumming experience together. It is a positive process and often students may be moved to a different section to help fine tune their placement.   

The camp begins with check in at 3:00pm on Sunday. The camp will conclude with a finale performance on Thursday late afternoon/early evening. Campers have the option to stay the final night of the camp for an additional fee if needed.

Campers must provide their own instruments and sticks/mallets.

Artistic Director
Paul Rennick - UNT Percussion Professor and Percussion Caption Manager for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

Camp Curriculum Coordinator
Michael Hernandez - Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Coordinator for the Plano Senior High School Cluster in Plano, Texas.

Camp Host
Mark Ford - UNT Regents Professor and Coordinator of Percussion.


  • Tuition - $335 (includes seminar t-shirt and $30 non-refundable registration fee)
  • Boarding - $160 (includes housing and meals)
    • $60 additional night (June 6)
  • Commuter meal plan (optional) - $110 (lunch and dinner only)
  • Commuter parking permit (optional) - $15


  • Full payment is due at the time of registration
  • Refunds requested by May 15, 2024 will be honored less a processing fee (2.9% of total amount paid + $0.30) and the $30 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Refund processing can take up to 60 days.
    • We are unable to process refunds requested after May 15, 2024.
    • No refunds will be made should a participant be dismissed from the seminar for violating UNT policy or seminar rules provided on the first day.


  • May 15, 2024


Residence Halls: Participants under 18 years of age will reside in Bruce Hall in double occupancy rooms. Workshop counselors will reside on each floor, conduct room checks each evening, and travel with minor participants to and from meals, the music building, and other locations on campus. Participants 18 years of age and over will reside in a different hall in single occupancy rooms.

Airport Shuttle Service: Due to the size of the camp, we are unable to offer a UNT shuttle to and from the airports. Participants are responsible for their own transportation if needed.

UNT Marching Camp Sponsors


Innovative Percussion

Click here to register: Program Group: Percussion

Questions? Please contact or (940) 369-6541.

Mark Ford

University of North Texas

Michael Hernandez

Plano Senior High School Cluster

Paul Rennick

University of North Texas