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Innovative Percussion Inc.
Newsletter - May 2017

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Congratulations to the following Innovative Percussion medalists for their placement at Winterguard International Championships, Dayton, OH:
  • Music City Mystique - Independent Marching World Gold Medalist 
  • Ayala High School - Scholastic Marching World Bronze Medalist 
  • Rise Percussion - Independent Marching Open Silver Medalist 
  • Freedom Percussion - Independent Marching Open Bronze Medalist 
  • Burleson Centennial High School - Scholastic Marching Open Gold Medalist
  • Victor J. Andrews High School - Scholastic Marching Open Bronze Medalist 
  • Modulation Z - Independent Marching A Gold Medalist
  • Victor High School - Scholastic Marching A Gold Medalist 
  • Ayala High School  - Scholastic Concert World Gold Medalist 
  • Goshen High School  - Scholastic Concert World Silver Medalist 
  • Tomball High School - Scholastic Concert Open Gold Medalist
For media coverage of all IP groups from the entire WGI finals week, please click here.  
For medalist banner pictures, click here.

IP Welcomes Daniel Dufour

Daniel Dufour, raised in Willis, Texas, is a freelance percussionist whose influences cover many genres of music. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance at Sam Houston State University, Daniel moved to Austin, Texas where he received his Master's Degree in Jazz Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. While living in Austin, Daniel has had the opportunity to play with many great musicians including Pete Rodriquez, Gabriel Santiago, Justin Vasquez, Lynn Seaton, Mitch Watkins, Suzi Stern, Andre Hayward, Ephraim Owens, Elias Haslinger, Red Young, Kevin Lovejoy, Woody Witt, Joe LoCascio, Randy Brecker, Luis Perdomo, Roberto Quintero, Maria Schneider, and Joshua Redman.
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International Rudimental Drumming Artist Michael Eagle Completes European Tour!

IP Performing and Educational Artist Michael Eagle of New York City, NY recently completed a 5 week tour of Europe and the UK. The extended overseas trip involved various music festivals, clinics, workshops, and performances in France, England, The Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland. The diverse array of presentations covered most of the major styles of rudimental drumming worldwide including Traditional American (Fife & Drum), Contemporary American (DCI), Scottish Pipe Band, and Swiss/Basel Drumming. Other highlights included performing with IP Artist Ensemble Bagad Cap Caval for their 2017 Championship performance at Brest, France as well as Basler Fasnacht, which is Switzerland's traditional Carnival.
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Maraca2 Premiers New Percussion Concerto with Los Angeles Philharmonic

Maraca2 will be performing a brand new Percussion Concerto with the LA Philharmonic next year. The premiere is slated for Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Maraca2 is currently respected as one of the World's leading percussion ensembles. Featuring artists Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable, Maraca2 performs regularly at festivals and concert halls worldwide and has appeared as artists at many of the major percussion events including an evening concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. They have visited over 50 universities around the world and through this activity have inspired hundreds of young percussionists to pursue a career within the percussive arts.
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Marcus Gilmore and Paul Deakin Featured in DRUM!

Pick up your copy of Drum Magazine's May issue for a feature article on IP artist and jazz drummer Marcus Gilmore as he shares his musical development and insights, and how he discovered his own voice on the instrument. Also, read Paul Deakin's article entitled Spontaneous Ingenuity With The Mavericks which can be found here.

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Designed for Marcus Gilmore, drummer for Chick Corea, the MG-1 drumset stick is between a 7A and 5A, but features a unique reverse teardrop bead, which creates a bright, articulate, and very present cymbal sound. L=16 1/8"; D=.550"; Hickory

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The Nebojsa Zivkovic Signature Series features 8 rubber core mallets in varying hardness, available with either exclusive oversize Cedar, or classic Rattan handles.  Each captures the essence and style of one of the world's most renowned marimba soloists.

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The Vintage Series models feature a medium taper and a traditional acorn style bead constructed from white hickory.

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Composer: She-e Wu
For: Solo Snare Drum

Program Notes:
Monologue was composed for the 2017 Modern Snare Drum Competition. The piece begins with an almost recitative-like section, then proceeds through several short sections at different tempos, each with its own rhythmic character. 

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