Black Star


Black Star Drum Academy, a newly formed training program for those who aspire to join the Black Star Drum Line, is now accepting students of all skill levels for January to March virtual classes.


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Founded in 2019 by Director, Joey B. Banks, the Academy program's focus is to create a diverse, equal, and inclusive environment for all Wisconsin youth 8-18 years old to participate in the "percussive arts". Those who join the Academy will have the opportunity to take weekly, one hour (virtual) group classes for ten weeks with Madison, Wisconsin's best drummers.

Black Star Drum Academy curriculum includes:

  • Marching Drum Techniques
  • Drum Kit Ensemble & Individual Performance
  • Music Theory - Rhythm Notation
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Career & Personal Development
  • Community Service

Classes begin January 5, 2021 and end March 15, 2021. 

*Students must have their own drum sticks and pad.

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