Indoor Season Just Ended...Now What?
WTH Does Broken City's Show Mean Anyway???
What a great indoor season we had this year!
Broken City set a new high scoring record with a first place finish of 98.850 and the previous record was set by RCC in 2015 with a score of 98.563.
But now that indoor season is over for your Ensemble, what’s next?
Accent and Tap Heights: Why Does It Matter?
First of all, congratulations to Broken City Percussion for their first place finish this year and congratulations on achieving the highest score ever!
Clearly, the group is very skilled, but in term so show design, it’s good to know that this type of show was rewarded.
So what type of show is it?
Top 3 Audition Tips for Tenor Drummers by former RCC Tenor Player
Inexperienced drummers may lack the control and dexterity necessary to execute good height definition.
in fact, the default height might just end up being all high and loud.
When that happens, the inexperienced drummer might think that everything is just fine and won’t think twice about their heights.
If you're going to F*CK up, you should F*CK up BIG and here's why!
I figure I would ask someone with some recent experience marching at a high level, to give his/her top 3 tips for auditioning specifically for Tenor Drums!
Enter Cole Governo!
Cole marched Pacific Crest, Academy and recently aged out with RCC and winning a Gold Medal with them during the 2018 season. I would say that’s pretty recent and hopefully he can give all of us some insight on what Instructors look for when they audition tenor drummers these days.
So here are his top 3 tips:
You Can't Be Successful In The Marching Arts When You Don't Have As Much Financial Resources?
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "if you're going to mess up, mess up big!"
But have you ever thought about WHY you should mess up big?
Has it ever been explained to you?
THE TOP SECRET TECHNIQUE to Get Good at Drumming!
I’m sure there are students out there who don’t feel that their Drumline is up to par against competition that has bigger props, bigger instructional staffs and bigger budgets.
How can anyone possibly be successful when someone lacks resources when compared to everyone else who might have more?
I would say, take a look at the story of Robert Downy Jr.
Become A Great Leader In Your Drumline By Being Friends With Everybody!
Thought I would revisit one of my earliest video blogs to discuss a secret technique I devised to get good at drumming.
You ready for it?
Our Drumline Peformed Better But Got a Lower Score - What Gives???
We’ve all heard some variation of the saying, “if people hate you, dislike like you and don’t want to be your friend, as a section leader, you are doing something right.”
I think it makes sense to a degree. Your job as a Drumline section leader is to lead; not to make friends.
However, nothing can be further from the truth!
What You Don't Know Can Get You CUT!!!
Based on my recent experience, I have gained a whole new appreciation and empathy for judges everywhere and YOU SHOULD TOO!
Back in the late 90’s, I auditioned for the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.
I wanted to march there so bad.
In my youth, I was such a huge fan of their style of music, their aggressiveness and the types of notes that they play.