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Innovative Percussion Inc.
Newsletter - July 2018

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News Spotlight

Innovative Percussion welcomes Abe Rounds!

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Abe started playing drums at the tender age of one and has never looked back.  Now 26 and residing in Los Angeles, he is a member of his mentor Meshell Ndegeocello's band. He has recorded, performed, and toured extensively with other artists/producers such as Seal, Andrew Bird, Trevor Horn, My Brightest Diamond, Susanna Hoffs, Aimee Mann, and Doyle Bramhall II. His passion for the drums extends to production, writing, and engineering. As a composer, he has contributed to all 3 seasons of the hit OWN Network TV series Queen Sugar directed by Ava Duvernay alongside Meshell Ndegeocello. Please help us welcome Abe Rounds to the IP Artist Family!   
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Media Footage from DCI San Antonio, TX!

Keep up to date with our continued coverage of the 2018 Drum Corps season! Visit our YouTube channel for lot footage from DCI San Antonio, TX featuring Bluecoats, Cavaliers, Colts, Crossmen, Mandarins, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Spirit of Atlanta.

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Innovative Percussion Exhibits at TBA Convention

Innovative Percussion will display a selection of mallets, sticks, and practice pads during the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention July 26-28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. If you are in the area, please pay us a visit at booth #5019. Also, check out the following presentations by Innovative Percussion artists and ensembles:


Rob Lozano
Integrating Electronics into Your Marching Band Show-Claudia Taylor Johnson HS Band Staff 
8:00 AM Percussion, CC Room 207

Roland Chavez, Marcus Neudigate 
Building a Quality Marching Percussion Ensemble Sound featuring Cedar Park HS Drum Line  
1:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 4B

Product Spotlight


The She-e Wu Series features 3 concerto models, and they have been redesigned for improved performance. Made with plastic cores which create a bright tone quality, the improved concerto models are wrapped with a durable polyester cord and include top and bottom circle stitching, increasing the mallets' lifespan while providing ultimate clarity in a concerto setting. The She-e Wu Series Concerto Models are perfect mallets to speak above any ensemble in a concerto setting and are available with either natural birch or rattan handles.

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SETH RAUSCH Signature Model

The SR-1 was designed by Seth Rausch, the Nashville-based drummer currently backing Keith Urban.  The SR-1 is similar to a 3A but slightly larger in diameter and shorter in length.  Additionally, the quick taper and round bead provide a bit more front weight which creates a warm sound at high volumes and helps facilitate the quietest of ghost notes. 

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CHRIS LAMB Orchestral Series Concert Bass Drum Beaters

The bass drum mallets in this series have been engineered carefully with weight distribution thoughtfully considered. Some are designed to be nimble in the hand and snappy off the drum while others are intended to allow a lingering weight at impact. In all cases, they will address the feel you are looking for and the sounds you are imagining.

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Composer: Mark Ford
For: Five Octave Marimba

Program Notes:
Moon Chasers is a marimba solo written by UNT Percussion Coordinator Mark Ford.  Premiered in Lima, Peru in 2014, the music is about two people in love who are separated over a long distance and connected only by the moon.   This solo's soaring themes and introspective sensitivity create a wonderful recital work for advanced marimbists.  The work, dedicated to Mark's wife Ewelina, will serve as the musical foundation for the first movement of an upcoming concerto.

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