Summer = practicing stuff you like. Awesome, huh? Sometimes during the busy school year we just barely have enough time to get all our technique exercises, band parts, percussion ensemble, and everything else in and we don’t have time to just shed the things that we really want to work on. Not that we don’t want to work on that other stuff, it’s just that sometimes it’s hard to balance it all.
When I was in college I used my summers to really go deep into things I cared about but had less time for during the semester. For me that meant marimba and Indian classical music. For you it might mean blast beats or corps or congas or whatever. It doesn’t matter so long as you’re making music. I hope you’re having a great summer and it is musically rewarding.