Published 8:28 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Color guards, drum majors perfecting craft at Troy University
Story by Christina Myles Photos by April Garon
Two former Troy University Sound of the South band members are reprising their roles as summer color guard and drum major camp instructors.
Every year the Sound of the South hosts high school students from states across the southeast in weeklong color guard and drum major camps.
“The goal is to teach high school kids how to be better drum majors,” said Calvin Scott, drum major camp instructor. “We want to teach them proper technique and skills that they can use later.”
Color guard camp instructor Terrance Cobb has similar goals for the students he is teaching this week.
“We want them to learn techniques that they can use at their high schools,” Cobb said. “Overall our goal is to broaden their abilities in color guard.”
Scott and Cobb were drum major and color guard captain respectively during their time in the band at Troy. “Bottom line is I enjoy doing it,” Scott said. “I love working with these kids.”
More than 200 students in grades nine through 12 are participating in the camp this summer.
“This is a real learning experience for these students,” Cobb said. “They get to make new friends and learn new things, not just from us but from each other on top of getting to live on a college campus for a week.”