Summer band camps
Passion and Excellence is what we do
Founded in 2021, Bandology is a new organization to the Idaho Treasure Valley that provides summer percussion, leadership, and professional development opportunities to students and teachers of all ages around Idaho. Our hope is to help elevelate musical excellence to participants by inviting world class educators to share their knowledge and expertise and continue to expand our outreach to the greater northwest region.
Upcoming Summer Camps July 2022
Rob Sullens is currently the Percussion President at Eagle High School and serves on the Board of Directors for Monarch Independent percussion ensemble. Mr. Sullens holds a Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina. While attending the university, he was the Percussion Coordinator for the USC Marching Band and the Percussion Director for Lexington High School Bands in Lexington, South Carolina. Rob is an Innovative Percussion Artist, a member of NAfME, PAS, and is a sought-after marching band and winter percussion arranger, music ensemble consultant, leadership clinician, offers private percussion lessons, and adjudicates for various band and percussion circuits around the country and the world.
Zach Harston currently serves as the percussion director at Patricia E. Paetow High School in Katy, Texas. Mr. Harston holds a Music Education degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he was the principal percussionist in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with the SHSU Percussion Group, as well as numerous chamber groups. Me. Harston has also served the greater Houston area as a private lessons teacher, marching percussion specialist, clinician, and percussion arranger. He has done work with groups like The Woodlands High School, Monarch Independent, and The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps.
Aubrey Harston is a music educator in Houston, TX. She is currently teaching general music at the elementary grade level, but when she is not teaching folk songs and games she loves to help out in the marching arts scene. In the Fall of 2021, Aubrey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a focus in percussion studies. At SHSU, Aubrey was a 2021 recipient for the Excellence in Service award for the College of Arts and Media. As an active member of SHSU, Aubrey was the President and Secretary of the Collegiate Percussion Association and was involved in many performing ensembles such as the Bearkat Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Group. Under the direction of Bandology founder Rob Sullens, Aubrey served as a drum major for three years at Tomball High School. For the past five years, Aubrey has been teaching as a drum major, leadership, and woodwind/marching technician at Magnolia High School, A&M Consolidated High School, and Tomball High School. In 2016, Aubrey served as a drum major for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps and spent many hours rehearsing with and observing the percussion section. Aubrey’s musical education began on clarinet, but after her freshman year of college she made the switch to percussion and has really enjoyed the challenge. Aubrey is an active member of the Kodaly Educators of Texas, Percussive Arts Society, Texas Gulf Coast Orff Association, and Texas Music Educators Association. Her leadership philosophy is to lead with a servant’s heart and she loves teaching and serving the young minds of our world.
Ash Soefje (She / They) is a multipotentialite living in Austin, TX. They are currently a nanny, photographer, and social media manager. Ash started her music career in sixth grade playing the saxophone and went on to continue playing throughout high school. She was a part of the marching band, concert band, jazz band, symphony orchestra, pit orchestra and choir at Georgetown High School. In addition to pursuing music, Ash was a member of the cheerleading squad, National Honor Society and theater department. She led the GHS marching band as a drum major for three years, was awarded the John Wooden Leadership Award and the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence. Ash continued their marching career with the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps playing trumpet in 2015, and served as Drum Major 2016-2017. In 2018 Ash attended the University of Houston and worked as a music and visual technician for the Cy-Fair High School Marching Band. At the end of 2020 she was hired by the Guardians as their Photographer and Social Media Manager where she is still happily serving the organization. Ash is very excited to be joining the team this summer to serve the new young minds in the music world!
Mary Elliott is a Boise native, having lived in the Treasure Valley for 23 years. She recently graduated from Boise State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance. Mary has participated in various ensembles throughout the years, including: The Blue Thunder Marching Band, Boise State Jazz Band, Symphonic Winds, Orchestra, BPYO, and more. Mary also currently works as the front ensemble instructor at Centennial High School, and has worked with marching bands for over 4 years. In the fall, Mary will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Performance at Boise State.
During her time at Boise State, Mary has served as the snare section leader (BTMB), principal percussionist (Symphonic Winds), and the lead drummer for the jazz band. She also is an active member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. This will be her 13th year as a percussionist, and she can’t wait to continue teaching and empowering more percussionists in the area!
Alan Salvador has taught in Hawaii for the last decade and is currently attending Boise State University in pursuit of a Master’s in Percussion Performance. He has marched with the Cascades Drum Corps in 2009 and in 2012 on Bass Drum. Alan has been a music and percussion arranger for Fruitland High School, Kuna High School, and Skyview High School along with other schools in Hawaii.