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Newsletter - September 2017

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TMEA All-State Audition Tutorials 2017


Earning a position in one of the Texas All-State bands is a very highly regarded accomplishment. The audition process consists of several extremely competitive rounds. Those who are selected will have the honor of performing at the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio, TX.

Innovative Percussion artists Dr. Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards have compiled video tutorials that walk you through the necessary preparations for these auditions.  The entire playlist can be found here.







Reading Buccaneers Win Percussion Award & Open Class DCA Titles!

                                                                         
Reading Buccaneers were crowned Open Class DCA Champions with a score of 98.93 for their full corps 2017 presentation Behind the Suit on September 3rd in Rochester, New York. Reading Buccaneers also captured the Open Class High Percussion Award. Other outstanding performances were given by following DCA class corps: White Sabers, Minnesota Brass, Sunrisers, Govenaires, Carolina Gold, and Skyliners.





Innovative Percussion hosts 2017 Nashville Artist Party


Innovative Percussion, Inc. hosted their 5th Annual Nashville Artist Party.  This year's event was held at Red Door Saloon in East Nashville.  Those pictured include: Matthew Crouse, Ben Jackson, George Lawrence, Chris Long, Jeff Meleon, Mike Chiodo, Corey Boise, Phil Wilson, Natalie Wilson, Dann Sherrill, Steve Brewster, Matt Billingslea, Edward Freytag, Kayleigh Moyer, Bryan Brock, Julie Davila, Lalo Davila, Zack Stewart, Rick Wilkerson, Nir Z, Lonnie Wilson, Brian Fullen, Erik Johnson, Betsy Johnson, Tony Graci, Troy Wiggins, Dennis Holt, Beth Gottlieb, Henry Go, George Barrett, Jeremiah Bivins, Nick Phillips, Joe Meyer, Carol Carpenter, Rich Adams, and Rich Mangicaro.  Not pictured are JD Blair, Jay Tooke, Tom Hurst, Jack White, and David Steinquest. 




Innovative Percussion PASIC Artist Preview 2017


Make sure to mark the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention on your calendar! Held on November 8-11 in Indianapolis, IN, this year's Innovative Percussion artist line up promises to provide memorable clinics, masterclasses, and performances by the following artists and ensembles:

EDUCATION
Laurel Black - Professional Development
Dr. David Collier - Timpani FUNdamentals
Emily Tannert - Professional Development

ENSEMBLE
Bak Middle School of the Arts - IPEC Jr High / MS Showcase Concert (Eric Rucker, artist)
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet - Daytime Showcase Concert
Michael Gould - Daytime Showcase Concert (Kultur Grenade)
Northwestern University - IPEC University Winner Showcase Concert
William J. Brennan High School - IPEC High School Winner Showcase Concert (Ryan Pridgen, artist)

EVENING CONCERT
She-e Wu - Focus Day Evening Concert
Chad Wackerman Trio - Evening Concert

FOCUS DAY
Dr. Collin Hill - Focus Day Performance Piece
Dr. Lee Hinkle - Focus Day Performance Piece
Joseph Van Hassel - Focus Day Performance Piece

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING
John R. Beck - Clinic 
Robert J. Damm - Workshop 

KEYBOARD
T. Adam Blackstock - Daytime Showcase Concert
Rob Knopper - Lab

MARCHING
Rob Sanderl - Clinic

SYMPHONIC
Christopher Deviney - Clinic/Performance
Jean-Baptiste Leclere - Clinic

WORLD
Jonathan Scales - Clinic/Performance
Neeraj Mehta - Daytime Showcase Concert



Product Spotlight

PEDRO CARNIERO SERIES


The Pedro Carneiro Series marimba mallets are built with heavy synthetic cores specific to each model and its intended sound.  Wrapped with 100% un-dyed natural wool, each mallet provides enhanced fundamental tone across all registers of the marimba. 


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IP-1 GENERAL / HICKORY


The IP-1 is designed for general concert snare drum use. The stick is constructed of heartwood hickory resulting in a denser and slightly heavier stick weight.



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EDUCATIONAL PERCUSSION KITS


Our Educational Percussion Kits are sold exclusively through our partner St. Louis Music and are offered as three different educational configurations:  Bell Kit, Snare Kit, and Combo Kit.  All are ideal for the "back to school" season!




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Publications

KEYBOARD FUNDAMENTALS WITH PLAY ALONG TRACKS


Compiled and Arranged by: DR. BRIAN ZATOR
For: Marimba


Review:
"This exercise book consists of 2-Mallet and 4-Mallet exercises that have unique play-along tracks. Musical styles of the tracks include Rock-n-Roll, Latin, Samba, African, Jazz, Pop, and Funk. Multiple tempos are used for all Fundamentals allowing players and ensembles from beginner to advanced levels to build upon their technical abilities.  

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