The Percussion Program at Charleston Southern University is led by adjunct Percussion Professor Dr. Michael Haldeman. Opportunities for percussionists include Percussion Ensemble, Percussion chamber music, and private lessons. Students interested in studying percussion at Charleston Southern should contact Dr. Michael Haldeman at


Marching Percussion

The Pride of the Lowcountry Drumline is a corps-style marching unit that performs with the Marching Bucs. The drumline includes both battery and front ensemble instruments, and is open to any CSU student, along with students enrolled at Trident Tech through cross-registration. Students interested in marching in the drumline should contact Dr. Haldeman or Dr. Holland for more information.

Audition dates are held periodically from late spring until early August, and students should prepare the exercise packet below.

Battery Warm Up/Exercise Packet

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Ready to become a Buccaneer? There’s a place for you in the Blue and Gold! We have a variety of areas in the music major, and instrumental ensembles for students in any major. Scholarship packages are available for music and non-music majors.