The following high school percussion sections participated: Huntington, Union City, Bolton, Waverly, Liberty Tech, Munford, and Dyer County.
The UT Martin Drum Line under the direction of Dr. Andy Bliss (UT Martin) provided students with an hour of drum maintenance and tuning plus hands on technical training and rehearsal techniques for their instruments. The UTM students ended their portion of instruction with a power packed demonstration of "Shake Shake Shake," part of their 2009 Skyhawk band program.
For the second hour of each group's experience, band directors, along with their percussion sections and field commanders, received more instruction and musical suggestions for their own marching band shows with Drum Corps International Hall of Fame member, James Campbell (University of Kentucky) and Dr. Julie Hill (UT Martin).
The event was sponsored by Evans, Yamaha, Zildjian, Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams and the UT Martin Percussion Society.