Total Percussion Seminar

presented by Lancaster Bible College

Our LBC Total Percussion Seminar is designed for the student percussionist to strengthen musicianship and fundamental percussion technique. The five-day event includes clinics, master classes and hands-on instruction on concert percussion, drum set, world drumming, music technology and audition preparation. Students will also take part in percussion ensemble and marching percussion rehearsals throughout the week, and they will present a showcase performance open to the public at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Tuesday – Saturday, June 20-24, 2023

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Held in Good Shepherd Chapel at Lancaster Bible College

Who should attend?

This seminar is open to individuals 14 years and up. This event is ideal for middle school, high school and college percussionists. Adult percussionists are also welcome to join.

Cost: $215

Includes: hands-on instruction, ensemble rehearsals, materials, snacks and door prizes! All registrations received before April 30, will be automatically entered for a special door-prize to be drawn during the showcase performance.

Registration Deadline: June 13 (limited registration)

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Guest Artist & Clinician

We are excited to be able to expose our students to our guest artist.

Gabriel Staznik is a freelance percussionist, educator and arranger residing in the Washington, D.C. area. He is currently the drummer in Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, where he is also the non-commissioned officer in charge of Max Impact Operations.

Gabriel has performed and recorded with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning artists. He tours nationally and abroad with the legendary Chubby Checker (The Twist!) and has performed on-stage with artists including Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway/Film), Chris Janson, Kellie Pickler, Drake White, Mike Ryan, Jessie James Decker, James Torme, NBC’s The Voice contestants James Wolpert and Cole Vosbury, and ABC’s American Idol contestants Nalani Quintello and Jax.

Seminar Faculty

Sean Rode

Daily Instructor

Brent Behrenshausen

Director, Total Percussion Seminar Adjunct Professor, Lancaster Bible College

Daniel Mark

TPS Mallet Percussion Specialist, Percussion Director, Kutztown University Marching Band

David Nelson


Erik Forst

Professor of Percussion, Messiah College

Recent Faculty, Guest Artists, & Clinicians:

Faculty, guest artists, and clinicians who have presented at the Total Percussion Seminar include:

  • Aaron Walker Blind Willies Blues Band, Freelance Drummer Session Drummer, Private Instructor
  • Brandon Miller Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Percussionist
  • Brent Behrenshausen TPS Orchestral Percussion Specialist Shippensburg University, Drumline Instructor
  • Chris Hanning NFL Films Recording Artist West Chester University, Director of Percussion
  • Daniel Mark TPS Mallet Percussion Specialist Hempfield High School, Director of Percussion
  • Darren Hazlett Blast! Broadway Production, Former Cast Member West Chester University, Marching Percussion Instructor/Arranger
  • Frank Kumor Kutztown University Assistant Director of Percussion Studies
  • Frank Russo Naval Academy Band retired Towson University Anne Arundel Community College
  • Gabriel Staznik TPS Director, Drum Set Specialist American Music Theatre, Drummer/Percussionist Lancaster Bible College, Percussion Director/Professor
  • George Yellak Jazz Drummer, Percussionist, Lancaster Bible College, Adjunct Professor
  • Gifford Howarth Percussion Author, Clinician, and Performer Bloomsburg University, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Hershey Park’s Cocoa Rhythm Factory
  • James Armstrong Millersville Univeristy, Percussion Instructor Elizabethtown College, Percussion Instructor
  • Jeremy Hummel Founding Member/Drummer – Breaking Benjamin Modern Drummer Magazine Columnist
  • Joe Nebistinsky Northern York County School District Director of Percussion Ensemble/Jazz Band
  • John Riley Drum Set Author and Performer Manhattan School of Music, Drum Set Faculty
  • Windish Music & Productions Junk Rock
  • Marc Jacoby Percussion Artist, Clinician, Arranger West Chester University, Director of Jazz Studies
  • Matt Greiner Touring Drummer, August Burns Red
  • Michael Windish Touring Drummer – Chubby Checker Windish Music & Productions, Producer/Director
  • Overdekte Brüg Percussion Trio
  • Paul Murr Freelance Percussionist/Studio Musician Lancaster Catholic School, Music Coordinator
  • Phillip O’Banion Director of Percussion Studios Assistant Professor of Percussion Temple University
  • Ralph Sorrentino Opera Philadelphia, Principal Percussionist West Chester University, Assistant Professor of Percussion
  • Rick Hamilton Owner, Drums Etc. Performer, Private Teacher
  • Rob Robinson Marching Percussion Specialist Drums Corps Hall of Fame
  • Steve Fidyk The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble Author & Modern Drummer Magazine Columnist
  • Steven Goss TPS Music Technology Specialist Ephrata Area School District, Director of Bands & Percussion
  • Josh Bailey Special Programs Coordinator, NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Freelance Drummer/Percussionist-New York City
  • Erik Forst Professor of Percussion, Messiah College
  • Bob Nowak Director of Percussion, Lebanon Valley College Principle Percussion, Reading Symphony Orchestra

A big thanks to our camp sponsors:

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