Sam Ruttenberg introduces his HingeStix™ Pat. Pend. Drum Sticks.
Designed as a learning tool, these sticks enable drummers to feel the rebound, develop finger technique, understand the fulcrum, hold the stick properly, and feel the whipping motion of the Moeller technique. HingeStix™ simulates a loose grip, so they may also be also useful in countering [...]
The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is excited to announce a brand new drumset competition for artists between the ages of 14 and 22. The purpose of the contest is to encourage and support young musical drumset artists, with emphasis on the performer’s ability to support and guide a small band.
To recognize the most musical [...]
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Canadian Forces Music Branch
PERCUSSION – Pipe Band Drums, Percussion (Drum Set Specialty)
Resume Date – June 30, 2010
Audition Date – Sept. 20- Oct. 1, 2010
Starting Date – Not Provided
General Information – The Canadian Forces Music Branch announces auditions for Regular [...]
In memory of Ed Thigpen (1930 – 2010)
Rhapsody Percussion owner, Sarah Basel, to perform limited engagements of “Footloose” in Munster, Indiana at Theatre in the Center during the month of August.
I will be playing drumset in the musical “Footloose” during a few of the shows in August:
wed Aug 5 @ 2:00 pmThu Aug 6 @ 2:00 pmwed Aug 12 @ 2:00 pmThu Aug 13 @ 2:00 pmFri Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Theatre website has some great videos of the actual performances! Check out their [...]
This is a follow up from the Chicago Drum Show back in May. I met Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz shortly after his clinic and had an excellent conversation about auditioning on drum set. I was not surprised to see how similar many ideas of auditioning for drum set gigs are to auditioning for orchestral percussion gigs. [...]
“Grease” — July 10-12, 2009
This weekend I will be performing the musical “Grease” on drumset withHinsdale’s BAM Theatre Group from July 10 – 12, 2009 at Nazareth AcademyHigh School. I highly recommend this performance as it is the best HighSchool performing group I have yet seen! The musical has been adapted fromthe Original Motion Picture [...]
One of my hobbies is Lindy Hop Dancing. Last weekend, October 3-5 Chicago hosted a national Lindy Hop event called the Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX). Basically people from all over the United States (and many countries) came to Chicago for hours of dancing. The best part of this event is that live bands are hired as the entertainment and the venues are often swanky ballrooms that are probably haunted by old jazz legends from the original big band jazz era! Saturday night’s band, the John Burnett Orchestra was unbelievable! They performed…