Drums in Move Drumming in Practice Project
Hong Kong International Drummer Festival

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • A school-year-long educational project on drumming
  • Suitable for students of primary and secondary schools with different music-learning experience
  • Encourage students to appreciate the unique features of drum line and drumset regarding their culture, history and unique technique
  • Emphasis not only musical abilities but also team spirit, discipline and physical training, nurture the spirit of collaboration
  • Project includes in-school drumming demonstration, training workshops and finale performance
  • The Hong Kong International Drummer Festival will choose the suitable kind of training for each participating school (Drumset + Drumline or Drumline)

Content

The project aims to plant the seed of “Drumset x Drumline” culture among the students. Drumming is an art that emphasizes not only musical abilities but also team spirit, discipline and physical training. Under the concept from Drumline, students will use practice pads for training. Workshop instructors will teach students how to modify their own instrument gear. Music samples of the U.S. drumming group Bring Your Own Style (BYOS) will be adopted for practice.

This project covers four aspects:
“Hands-on Experience”

Through learning drumming techniques systematically, exchanges with professionals who work as drummers in Hong Kong and perform on stage, students are able to explore beyond the academic sphere and become more confident. They may find opportunities to develop their potential, and learn more about how to develop a professional career as musicians. The instructors teach students not only drumming techniques, but also introduce them to terminology and the historical background of drumming, which help broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of drumming culture.

“Body Movement”
Apart from the music and rhythm training, part of the workshops will be led by a choreographer who guides students to use body gesture, movement to create a unique performance style on stage.

“Team Building”
The training on drumming techniques is a solid base for playing as a team. Students will be taught ways to present oneself, yet presenting each other at the same time, and how to be confident, humble and harmonized in a group performance.

“Achievements Sharing”
Students will participate in the "Learning Achievements Show Time!" finale performance at LCSD venue to share their learning outcomes with the public.

Implementation

The project will last for 11 months, from September 2018 to July 2019, and will be implemented in three phases:

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
In-school Drumming Demonstrations
September 2018 To arouse students’ interest in music and the project, an in-school drumming demonstration, to be performed by professional drummers, will be arranged for each participating school. Students will be introduced to different genres of music in drumming and be invited to participate in live rhythmic games.
Phase 2:
Training Workshops
(26 sessions)
October 2018 – June / July 2019 Based on the school facilities and response among students, the arts group will make assessment and choose the best training between the following options for the school on mutual agreement:

Drumline
A drumline is a section of percussion instruments usually played as part of a musical marching ensemble. High schools and colleges marching bands, drum and bugle corps and indoor percussion ensembles are some examples of groups that include a drumline. The battery drumline is a section that marches on the field as a group which usually consists of snare drums, bass drums, tenor drums and cymbals. The drumming team will be trained to play in a drumline with practice pads, incorporated with different body gestures when drumming.

Drumline + Drumset
The training include a drumline and a drumset. One student from the group will be auditioned to play the role of drumset in the team. Any school that is interested in this kind of training must have at least one drumset available at school.

Phase 3:
Finale Performance
June / July 2019 Students will participate in the "Learning Achievements Show Time!" finale performance at LCSD venue to share their learning outcomes with the public. To further expose to some top drummers from all over the world and appreciate their performances, individual participating students might be selected by the arts group to perform in the concert of the Hong Kong International Drummer Festival 2019*. Details to be announced by the arts group in due course.

*Selected students will be required to pay $120 for purchasing the performance costumes.
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Project Details

Group
Primary Schools Secondary Schools
No. of Participating Schools 3 Primary Schools 4 Secondary Schools
Target Students Primary 3-5 Form 1 to 5
No. of Participants 20 students / school
Course Schedule 1 session / week, 1.5 hrs /session
No. of Workshops** 26 sessions
Fee Payable#^ $416 / student
** The last two sessions of workshop are final rehearsals. Students will have to rehearse at the venue of the finale performance.
# Fees are on a per-person basis. All fees paid are not refundable.
^ Each participating student will have to pay $1,130 for purchasing one set of practice pad (around $650), snare stand (around $400) and drum sticks (around $80) for the training.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Finale Performance

Drums in Move Drumming in Practice Project aims to encourage students to appreciate the unique features of drum line and drumset regarding their culture, history and unique technique. The project emphasis not only musical abilities but also team spirit, discipline and physical training, nurture the spirit of collaboration. Apart from the music and rhythm training, choreographer guides students to use body gesture, movement to create a unique performance style on stage. There will be four primary and three secondary schools students participating in the finale performance to share their learning outcomes with the public.

Programme Details

Programme Schedule 30.6.2019 (Sunday) 3pm
Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing
Ticket * $50
Duration Programme lasts approximately 2 hours with an intermission
Language Cantonese
Participating Schools
(In performing order)
Price Memorial Catholic Primary School
Pui Tak Canossian College
Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School
Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School
Creative Secondary School
S.K.H. Chu Oi Primary School (Lei Muk Shue)
Sacred Heart Canossian School
Production Team Artistic Director & Coordinator: Dr Tang Lok-yin
Stage Manager:Terry Kowk Wai Man
Sound Design :Chan Pui Ching
Lighting Design :Ma Ka Wai
Visual Design :Eason Yuen

Instructors :
Saturnino Tiamson, Sum Ka Ho , Leung Chun Yuen,
Leung Ka Kit, Felix Leung, Lau Tin Wing,
Andrew Lau Pok Man, Lau Chi-ho , Sammy Tang Hoi Kit

Choreographer :
Dr Tang Lok-yin
Jeff Leung Ka Kit

Ticketing and Concession

Tickets are available from 29 May onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

*Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary tickets holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 5541 0923 (Hong Kong International Drummer Festival)
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking:  www.urbtix.hk

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the performance.
Programme content and information do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1717 (LCSD)
Project: 5541 0923 (Hong Kong International Drummer Festival)