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The K-State Drumline

2023 Drumline Dates 
**=Required if you are offered a spot on the line 
All other events are strongly encouraged
  • Chop Chapel - Feb 18, 12pm-4pm, McCain 201 
  • Chop Chapel - March 18, 12pm-4pm, McCain 201 
  • Chop Chapel - April 22, 9am-1pm, McCain 201 
  • Drumline Mini Camp - May 6, May 6, 8am-5pm, McCain 201 
  • *Drumline Auditions - May 20, 10am-4pm, McCain 201
  • ​**Summer Drumline Camp 1 - June23rd-June 25th (Friday night, all day Saturday, Sunday Morning)
  • ​**Summer Drumline Camp 2 - July 21st-July23rd (Friday night, all day Saturday, Sunday Morning)
Snares, Quads, and Basses should all learn the snare packet. Quad, Bass specific packets will be released soon. Cymbals learn the cymbal packet.
Click HERE for the Snare Packet
Click HERE for the Cymbal Packet

If you have any questions, reach out to the outgoing drumline director and graduate assistant Jack Johnson and the incoming drumline director and graduate teaching assistant Houston Fleischmann below:

Jack Johnson: jackjohnson@ksu.edu
Houston Fleischmann: houstonfleischmann13@gmail.com

Drumline Mini-Camp

The KSU Percussion studio is proud to announce that we will be hosting our annual Drumline Mini-Camp on May 6th, featuring the nationally renowned guest clinician, Matt Arnett. As a current or future member of the KSUMB Drumline, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

Matt Arnett is a highly respected percussionist with an impressive resume, and we encourage you to read more about him on our website. The mini-camp will take place in and around K-State's McCain Auditorium, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The camp will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a group lunch served outdoors at midday for just $5 (cash or credit).

Parents and directors are welcome to observe the camp, and parking on Saturdays is free in any unrestricted/non-reserved parking lot space. There are lots adjacent to McCain north of the intersection of Anderson Ave. and 14th St. Additional information regarding the camp will be provided on the K-State Drumline website, and T-shirts will be available for purchase for $15.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Kurt Gartner, Professor of Percussion. We look forward to seeing you on May 6th for an unforgettable day of drumming and learning!

Register for Drumline Mini-Camp Here!

Matt Arnet - Guest Clinician
Matt Arnet, Guest Clinician

Matt Arnethas been involved with rudimental percussion as a performer, arranger, clinician and adjudicator for over 25 years. Matt spent one season (1997) as a performer with the University of Missouri’s “Marching Mizzou” and 4 seasons (1997-2000) performing with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from Ft. Mill, SC. Matt served as section leader for the bass drum section in 1998 and 1999, and battery section leader in 2000. During his time with Crown Drums, Matt studied with Paul Rennick, Joe Fant and Jeff Queen, among many others. Matt began teaching and arranging at his alma mater, Columbia Hickman HS in Columbia, MO in 1998 before relocating to Overland Park in 2001 to become the first percussion director at Blue Valley West HS. Matt currently serves as battery arranger/instructor at Blue Valley West. In 2009, Matt was approached by the Kansas City Chiefs to organize and found the “Rumble” Drumline, where he currently serves as director and arranger/performer. Matt proudly endorses Innovative Perucussion sticks and mallets and has been an Innovative Percussion Educational Artists since 2006.


Outgoing Drumline Instructor/Arranger: 

Jack Johnson

Incoming Drumline Instructor/Arranger:

Houston Fleischmann

2023 Section Leaders:



Bass Drums:


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