Here's the itinerary for PDLC this Saturday:
7:00 -- Meet at SHS
7:01 - 7:30 -- Load truck
7:31 - 8:05 -- Travel to CLARK STADIUM and find truck
8:06 - 8:25 -- Unload truck
8:25 - 9:05 -- Warm-up
9:06 - 9:12 -- Move to stadium
9:12 - 9:23 -- On deck/move onto field
9:24 - 9:35 -- PERFORM and move off field
9:36 - 9:45 -- Move to truck
9:46 - 10:10 -- Load truck THEN change out of uniform
10:10 - 10:20 -- Move to stadium to watch performances
10:24 - 11:00 -- Watch North Mesquite, Royce City (Mr. Ross's school!) and Coppell
11:00 - 11:10 -- Go to parking lot
11:11 - 11:45 -- Ride back to Shepton
11:46 - ? -- Unload truck
Be sure to check your emails for more information!!!
|| The End of the Nadeau Era. The Beginning of the Wharton Era ||
Here's drum amalgam. Seems they didn't get the beginning, but still a good video
link: Drum Amalgam
Congrats on a great concert last night! Thank you guys and girls for the the work you put into making this concert a great one. I hope you all had a blast! Big props to the Drum Amalgam guys, a lot of the percussion directors in the audience were highly complementary of your run! One Winged Angel is an incredibly tough act to follow, but you guys nailed it! Be sure to keep an eye on the Plano West Band page as they post up videos
link: Grand Finale - Halo 2: Mjolnir Mix
A little percussion humor from the director of percussion at Baylor. Hope you guys have a great break, keep an eye out for several emails other the next few days
If you're looking for mallets, this is a really good sale to check out.
link: Innovative Percussion Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale
Highly encourage you guys to check this concert in Frisco out if you can. Maybe some extra credit opportunity [Jan 16. 7pm-8pm]
link: Dr. Brian Zator Marimba Recital
Alex Maragakis this is good.
Everyone be sure to check out the Vic firth website. They have started a project of having professional percussionist recording uil high school solos. Keep a lookout to see if any of yours ends up on the list.
Salyers is doing another free mallet giveaway. Be sure to read the instructions and see if you can win yourself a nice set!
For those of you looking to further improve your double stroke rolls, aka everyone, this is a great video resource/workout.
Lone Star Percussion is having a tax free weekend on select items as a back to school promotion this weekend only. If you need any mallets music or sticks, this would be a good chance to look for a deal
Parts are finally up and ready! You can find Movements 1-6 in the following drop box link. You will also find an mp3 to each movement in its corresponding folder. Please download/print your parts and put them in folders as well as download the mp3s. If you don't remember your instrument, please email me for clarification. Leaders, let's make sure we spread the word to our own sections to double check that everyone gets music to start.
I'd love to be able to play through the whole show by the end of the first week, so please do not wait to start working on it! I will also be posting cadences shortly as well.
Hope you guys are practicing! New music should be out this next week (drum feature is gonna be cool, EVERYONE should be ready to shout as loud as Natasha) A little clip of Bluecoats this year, please watch, ESPECIALLY BASSES. This group is absolutely incredible this year. Probably the best bass drum line there is, snares and tenors are definitely in the top three. Please note how they look and sound. Each person moves the same, plays the same technique, same areas on the drum heads, and preps each attack the exact same. It's all about uniformity. I'd love to hear if you guys are getting together and drumming this summer to work on these concepts
(Vid: Bluecoats Drumline 2015- Drum Feature and Closer 6/20 )
Another video for the front ensemble guys and girls. Same things as before, watch how they move together, match heights, and PERFORM together. Particularly towards the end as they start playing a lot more notes together. (Vid: The Cavaliers Front Ensemble finals lot 2014 )