THOMAS LANG'S 6th ANNUAL
BIG DRUM BONANZA
JULY 5TH- 9th
PALM GARDEN HOTEL
495 North Ventu Park Road,
Thousand Oaks, California 91320
2017 GUEST ARTISTS
Dave DiCenso (Josh Groban, Steve Morse band, Duran Duran,
Professor of Percussion, Berkeley College of Music)
Dave Elitch (Mars Volta/Killer Be Killed)
Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech)
Plus SPECIAL GUESTS TBA!
Sign up now at www.muso-mart.com to reserve your place in the world's best multi-day drum camp experience!
Drummers of all ages and ability levels are welcome at Thomas Lang's 6th Annual Big Drum Bonanza. Voted Modern Drummer's "Best Clinician 2015 & 2016" and Rhythm magazine's "Best Clinician/Educator 2016," Thomas Lang is world-renowned as one of the best and most innovative drummers and educators in the world and he personally invites you and his hand-picked, special guest instructors for this exciting, 5-day music camp and educational experience.
Each day, students will enjoy eight full hours of small group lessons with some of the best drummers in the world. Each student will work on their own practice kit and double pedal* in order to get the full benefit of hands-on learning. No more sitting and watching -- you'll be working, playing and learning the entire time! Over the course of the entire Big Drum Bonanza, you will accomplish nearly 40 hours of real practice and high-level education that is sure to improve your playing exponentially.
Lang and his special guest teachers will lead a daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons and much more in an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists. Selling out in its first five years, the Big Drum Bonanza is fast-becoming the world's premier multi-day drumming event.
Thomas Lang and MUSO Entertainment have hosted over 150 camps in more than 15 countries -- the Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camps/Big Drum Bonanza are the Gold Standard of drum camps. We were the first and we are the best. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this year's event. Thousands of students have been to our camps and our previous customers are our best advertising!
Big Drum Bonanza 2017 Camp Tuition is $1500.00 and includes daily access to all group lessons, VIP Tour of the DW Factory and Drum Channel. If you sign up before April 15th, you can take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing and save $250.00 off the cost of the camp! Please know that if you apply the Early Bird discount as a "deposit" on the camp, you must have the full balance of your camp paid in full by June 15th or we will release your spot at the camp.
In addition to our daily group lesson, the Big Drum Bonanza is the ONLY drum camp to offer one-on-one PRIVATE LESSON with our world class instructors! Private lessons are incredibly popular and after your register for the camp you will receive via email a Student Information Sheet with additional camp information and updates and you will be able to request Private Lesson bookings. Private Lessons are an additional fee and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis only. They always sell out and we highly recommend if you are interested in private instruction that you reserve your place early.
Our host hotel is the Palm Garden Hotel, to book your room please contact the hotel directly to book you accommodations. Our group room rate is $115.00 plus tax and includes daily American breakfast, free wifi, access to the onsite fitness room and you will enjoy other onsite amenities including swimming pool, putting green and business office. The Palm Garden Hotel is in a 2-3 minute walking distance to dining, grocery stores, Starbucks and a variety of other shopping and services. To book your room, call (805) 716-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit: www.palmgardenhotel.com/
BIG DRUM BONANZA FAQ
~What gear do I need & what is provided?
For the daily lesson part of the camp, you will need to bring your own sticks, throne, practice kit & double pedal. If you need to rent or would like to purchase a practice kit, double pedal or throne from us, we have very affordable rates. If you would like to purchase your gear and take it will you when you leave, you will see pricing to purchase your gear on your Student Information Sheet.
Gear Rental rates:
DW "Go Anywhere" Practice kit - $20.00 per day
DW 3000 Series Pedal - $20.00 per day
DW 3000 Series Trhone - $10.00 Per day
~How do I get from the airport to the camp?
We strongly recommend contacting Roadrunner Shuttle to reserve a ride to the camp. You can share a shuttle with friends and save even more! You may want to look in to booking a flight into Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank which is closer to the camp. Please know that services like Uber and Lyft are prohibited from picking up passengers at the airport, but you may book one for your return trip. Taxi service from LAX to Thousand Oaks could be quite expensive, so we suggest looking into a shuttle or ride-sharing service.
~Can I bring a guest?
Yes! Many of our students bring spouses/family and friends. There is plenty to do in the area. Hollywood & the Sunset Strip are 25 minutes away and you can be on the beach in Malibu in 20 minutes! The Camarillo Outlet Malls are just 5 minutes away -- and it's only 90 minutes to Disneyland!
Non-students may observe camp activities as long as they are not disruptive or interfere in any way. Guests are invited to attend the DW Factory tour, although transportation will be prioritized for students.
~What skill level is required to attend and am I required to attend all the activities?
Classes and curriculum are developed to accommodate all ranges of playing. All classes are optional and open to everyone. It is not a requirement that you attend all camp activities. You may participate in as many or as few of the daily classes as you wish.
~Is there an age requirement?
No. Minors will be required to provide a consent form from a legal guardian. Minors who would like to attend the camp + hotel option must be accompanied by a legal guardian. We typically have a wide age group of students ranging from as young as 10 and ranging all the way up to Senior Citizens. All are welcome!
~Are meals included?
Daily American breakfast is included in your hotel booking.
~What if I want to stay extra days?
If you would like to extend your stay, the Palm Garden will continue to honor our group rate of $115.00 plus tax for the duration of your stay.
~What about booking private lessons?
After signing up, you will receive a Student Information Sheet via email where you can pre-book and pay for private lessons. We highly recommend you book any lessons in advance as they always sell out.
~When is check in and when is check out?
Most people arrive after 4:00 PM the day before (July 4th) if they are staying in the hotel. But you need to be onsite and set up -- ready to play by 9:00 AM on July 5thth so plan accordingly. Last day of the Big Drum Bonanza, we usually wrap up for photos and goody bags by 5:00 PM, but if you need to leave earlier to catch a flight, please let us know and we'll make sure to give you your goodies before you leave!
~Face time: Will they really be there?
Yes! All week long! You will eat, play, and learn from the masters with plenty of time to ask questions, get photographs and autographs. Unlike other camps, at the BDB you will study with EVERY instructor. No need to request who you want to study with -- you get them all!
~What about event cancellation?
MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza reserves the right to cancel the event at any time at our discretion if deemed necessary due to a lack of participation or any other reason. If the event is canceled, all fees collected by MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza will be reimbursed by check. MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza is not responsible for reimbursing any travel fees, fees for accommodations not provided by MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza, or other expenses. We recommend in any case that you purchase travel insurance.
~Can I take photos, video or audio recordings?
Yes. Although, each counselor may have their own policies regarding filming and and you will be required to sign a waiver stating all recordings, footage and/or photos will be used strictly for personal use and not commercially. Remember, YOU paid to be at the camp. Why would you give it to somebody else for free?
~What is the weather at camp?
Weather in Southern California in the summer is typically sunny and very warm in the days -- you may want to bring a jacket for the evenings. Remember to bring your bathing suit so you can enjoy the pool and soak up some of the California sunshine! We recommend you check the forecast for the area prior to your trip to see the most up-to-date weather for the Thousand Oaks area.
Registration, Payment and Cancellation Terms and Conditions
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Registration and Payments
Once a Big Drum Bonanza reservation is placed, the following cancellation terms apply:
-All deposits are non-refundable.
- Cancellations after June 21st, 2017 will be entitled to a rain check for a future camp(s) of equal value. No exceptions.
- No refunds of any kind will be issued after the start of the camp.
-Due to the nature of our events and strict cancellation policies, MUSO Entertainment strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance.
- Special Guests or curriculum schedule is subject to change. MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza reserves the right to offer qualified substitute faculty and entertainment at our discretion in the event of the inability of a faculty member to attend, or other special circumstances, such as an emergency, illness, etc. If any such changes are made, MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza will make reasonable efforts to notify registrants by updating our Web site with the most up-to-date information. Attendees are still responsible for the full amount of their registration fee.
- Event Cancellation: MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza reserves the right to cancel the event at any time at our discretion if deemed necessary due to a lack of participation or any other reason. If the event is canceled, all fees collected by MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza will be reimbursed by check. MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza is not responsible for reimbursing any travel fees, fees for accommodations not provided by MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza, or other expenses. We recommend in any case that you purchase travel insurance.
MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza reserves the right to offer qualified substitute faculty and entertainment at our discretion in the event of the inability of a faculty member to attend, or other special circumstances, such as an emergency, illness, etc. If any such changes are made, MUSO Entertainment/Big Drum Bonanza will make reasonable efforts to notify registrants by updating our Web site with the most up-to-date information. Attendees are still responsible for the full amount of their registration fee.