Mike Lynch presented a clinic at The Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference on Friday, January 30, 2009. The clinic was titled "The Educated Drumline". Mike offered tips for an educational approach to marching percussion that will benefit concert programs and help to develop well-rounded percussionists. The Lassiter High School Drumline served as the demonstration group. The Lassiter Drumline performed selections from their fall show as well as exercises that are part of their technique program. Mike talked about the relevance of each technique to the different instruments in the drumline and also how it could carry over to concert percussion. A highlight of the event was the cymbal ensemble - the ensemble selection featured different sounds and techniques that the cymbal line uses throughout the music with the marching percussion section.