Black Star Drum Academy Enrollment Begins

Founded in 2019 by Director, Joey B. Banks, the Academy program's focus is to create a diverse, equal, and inclusive environment for Wisconsin youth 8-18 years old to participate in the "percussive arts". Those who join the Academy will have the opportunity to take weekly, one hour (virtual) group classes for ten weeks with some of the Madison area's best drummers.

Black Star Drum Academy curriculum includes:

  • Marching Drum Techniques
  • Drum Kit
  • Ensemble & Individual Performance
  • Music Theory - Rhythm Notation
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Career & Personal Development
  • Community Service

Classes for session one begin January 4 and end March 15. Session two will occur from March 29 to May 31. (Students must have their own sticks and pad.)

*Students interested in scholarships or with general questions should contact Joey B. Banks at

Complete the following interest form before enrolling:

Black Star Drum Academy Interest & Registration Form

Tuition for one session is $150, and can be purchased here:

Black Star Drum Academy Tuition