The 9th Annual North Georgia Percussion Camp will be held June 8-11, 2015 at Simpson Middle School in Marietta, GA. We are very excited to announce the artist roster for this years camp! In addition to the opportunity to attend clinics presented by these amazing performers and educators, the students will be able to work with our guests in classes and workshops throughout the camp!
Last year's camp was fantastic with our guest artists Dom Famularo, Gifford Howarth, Rafael Pereira, Lance Kindl, and Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps. We are very excited about the 9th edition and hope to have yet another great turnout for four days of drumming, learning, and fun!!
2015 North Georgia Percussion Camp Guest Artists Announced! Check out their bios, websites, and video links!
Derico Watson -
Born in Muskegon, Mi., Derico Watson began playing drums and percussion at the age of six later becoming a regular drummer at his grandmother's church. "I always liked toplay to my grandmother's records using Oats boxes, coffee cans, you name it. I was told then that I had a natural talent gift from God."
Derico graduated from Muskegon Public Schools where he developed his skills with the Jazz, Marching and Concert Bands. Watson, an accomplished educator and clinician has performed and recorded with artists such as Victor Wooten, Felix Pastorius, Kirk Franklin, Beverly Crawford, Prasanna, HIS Image, Steve Bailey & J.D. Blair and toured with Dr. Marvin Sapp, the Jeff Coffin Mu'Tet, Stacie Orrico, the Extreme Bass Trio and the Derico Watson Group that has appeared with James Brown, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell and Earth, Wind and Fire.
He's playing and touring with the Victor Wooten Band.
Charles Settle joined the percussion section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2004-2005 season, and holds the endowed William A. Schwartz Chair.
During the 2008-2009 season, Mr. Settle took a one-year leave of absence from the Atlanta Symphony and joined the New York Philharmonic as a Percussionist and Assistant Timpanist, where he toured, participated in recording projects, and performed a complete Mahler cycle with the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra during their residency at Carnegie Hall. He also performs as a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra in Sun Valley, ID, and has performed with the Detroit Symphony.
Prior to accepting the position in Atlanta, he was a member of the New World Symphony in
Miami Beach, FL, from 2000-2004. During this time, he also performed as an extra percussionist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Settle graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Bookspan and Don Liuzzi.
An active educator, Mr. Settle has given master classes at the University of Miami (FL), DePaul University in Chicago, Manhattan School of Music, and Curtis Institute of Music, as well as at schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area. He also teaches privately out of his home in Atlanta.
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Lalo Davila is currently Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Lalo received his Bachelor of Music degree from Corpus Christi State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas.
Originally from Corpus Christi, Lalo has extensive experience both as an educator and performer. Lalo was named Nashville¹s Top Five 1998 Percussionist of the Year Award. Lalo spent three years (1984-1986) performing and instructing with University of North Texas Percussive Arts Society Championship Drum Line and has served as an instructor for the Phantom Regiment and the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. Lalo has toured with many artists including the "Take 6" Summer 1996 tour of Japan. Other performances include; the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, Six Pence and None The Richer, Clay Walker, Vickie Carr, Sherry Lewis, The Panhandlers Steel Band and Max Carl and the Big Dance. Mr. Davila has recently performed percussion and lead vocals for the American Bible Society CD project and can also be heard on Kirk Whalum's Grammy-nominated CD. Currently, Lalo performs with several Latin groups including "Orkesta Eme Pe"
Known as an outstanding clinician and adjudicator, Lalo has conducted clinics throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Japan. Lalo is the author of Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos. Lalo is an active clinician/performer for the Pearl Corporation, Row-Loff Productions, Avedis Zildjian Co., Innovative Percussion, and EVANS Drumheads.
Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and an open class (over 65 members) drum and bugle corps in the state of Georgia. The corps is a musical performance group which consists of over 100 members playing brass and percussion instruments and spinning flags, rifles and sabers to superb achievement levels with high energy, excitement and entertainment. The performance and competitive season is during the summer months where we will perform at approximately six drum and bugle corps competitions and several parades in the South and Northeast, culminating at the championships held on Labor Day weekend. 2015 will mark our 18th year of continuous operation.
The demographics of the corps include members from ages 14 to 55. Occupations range from high school and college students to lawyers, band directors, engineers, scientists and doctors. Primary membership is from the immediate Atlanta area, but because of the corps’ great reputation for excellence we also draw members from all over the country including the states of Louisianna, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi.
In addition to competitive performances, the corps has also hosted educational clinics for local high school music students, performed at the Georgia Dome for the DCI Southeastern Championships, performed at the 4th of July stage show in Centennial Olympic Park, opened the Southeastern Emmy Awards show, performed the National Anthem for the Rome Braves Minor League baseball team, marched in the Old Soldier’s Day Parade in Alpharetta, GA, the 4th of July Parade in Decatur, GA and the Georgia Mountain Fair Parade in Hiawassee, GA.
2015 marked the inagural season for Atlanta CV Independant, an indoor percussion ensemble competing in WGI Independant World Class.
bio coming soon!