Our highly anticipated “Super Jam” is wearing bigger, shinier boots this year. This piece of audio-visual art is the most exciting musical event created for kids this year.
Super Jam is an event built specifically for the integration of Stage 3 girls & boys from our Drum Corp programs through out the Hunter Valley. It is rhythmical artistry at its best! It allows our young musical drummers to experience the professional side of entertainment.
2007 marked the beginning of our SuperJam series at the Playhouse Theatre, Newcastle with 30 drummers. In 2009, came 50 drummers and a small tap dance troupe in Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Drum Corp reinvented itself over the next few years before sprouting again in 2015 with 80 Drum Corp students performing in front of a live audience of 1000's at the Maitland Showground.
In 2016 we brought together 100 drummers from across regions and filmed a closed performance in 360 degree view. We created it as an immersive experience to be watched through a virtual reality headset. When you watch this video on your phone you can get the full 360 effect by moving your phone in the direction you want to look. If you have never seen a 360 video you need to take a look. Youtube - Search "Super Jam 360". When you are surrounded by 100 drummers pounding rhythms, the feeling is tribal.
2017 Super Jam is the next level up again. There will be a 7 camera video shoot, 150 drummers and a dance troupe. The location will be unveiled when the invitations are sent out, however the date is locked in for Monday afternoon on the 30th October - Week 4 / Term 4
Keep an eye out for your child's participation invitation on email (Stage 3 drummers only). After accepting the invitation to participate, each child is required to fill in a "Film Release Authority". This will allow the Drum Corp to publish the completed video on our website, social media as well as be legally positioned for the submission to television stations.
There will also be a limited amount of tickets on sale for parents to view the Super Jam performance. We will notify our Drum Corp families via email and the website when they become available. Until then, make sure put the date in your calendar because this is an event not to be missed!