TIM DAVIES NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY

Composer and Bandleader nominated for Best Instrumental Composition

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Jubal and Jong Jubal Win 2009 DCE Championships!

Congratulations to Jubal Drum and Bugle Corps as well as Jong Jubal, hailing from Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Jubal captured the DCE Championship with a score of 90.15, also winning both the Brass and Percussion Caption awards. Jong Jubal captured the DCE Cadet Class gold medal with a score of 83.7, ousting the competition by more […]

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JUBAL presents: JUBAL INDOOR PERCUSSION!

For many years it has been the wish of our staff and members of the Jubal drumline to participate in the indoor percussion circuit during the winter months. After a great many talks, discussions, meetings, a lot of planning, writing and debating budgets this wish will now become reality. Jubal will have its own indoor […]

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Michael Beauclerc Conducts Clinics in Canada

This October, Michael Beauclerc continued to start new marching percussion programs in Canadian schools with the popular “Start The Groove” clinic series. For the first time in his career, Michael conducted 9 clinics entirely in French. A total of 18 clinics were conducted in Laval QC, Montreal QC, St Aldolphe D’Howard QC, Quebec City QC, […]

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Gregg Bissonette Shares Some Special Memories with the Drumming Community

One year ago yesterday, Gregg Bissonette’s father, Bud Bissonette, passed away. Gregg shared some special memories of his father in a recent interview with Modern Drummer which he has passed along to us.  If you’d like to read the rest of this interview, please visit moderndrummer.com excerpted from moderndrummer.com MD: One of the most important […]

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Private Drum Teacher Seminar Heads to Indianapolis – After PASIC

Hosted by world-renowned drummer, educator, clinician and motivator DOM FAMULARO LEARN HOW TO: Develop a more rewarding private drum teacher career Increase your student enrollment Develop better music business skills PLUS: Meet Vic & other surprise guests! The VIC FIRTH PDT Seminar is designed for retail and private teachers and applies to all percussion teachers. […]

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Bill Cahn Presents Workshops in Ontario

While NEXUS was in Windsor, Ontario to perform two of Bill’s compositions – “THE BIRDS” and “KEBJAR-BALI” – with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra on October 3, Bill  presented two workshops for students at the University of Windsor. On October 1, Bill gave a two-hour “Creative Music Making” workshop for 18 students in the Contemporary Music class […]

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Sean Kennedy Performs for Youth in Horsham, PA

Vic Firth Education Team Member Sean J. Kennedy and singer-songwriter Anthony Viscounte recently performed for kindergarten and Pre-K classes in Horsham, PA. Sean and Anthony performed a handful of Beatles tunes and originals, in addition to the fan-favorite “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”.  In between some of the selections, Sean taught the kids the difference between […]

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Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Sole 2010 U.S. Gig at New Orleans Jazz Festival

Simon & Garfunkel have been added to the first weekend of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, marking the lone U.S. performance the legendary duo will make in 2010. The pair will perform on Saturday, April 24th, the second day of the festival, which runs until May 2nd. Simon is a vet of […]

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News Ticker: “Alice in Wonderland,” U2’s “Spider-Man,” Joanna Newsom, eMusic

The track list for Almost Alice, the March 2nd soundtrack to Tim Burton’s anticipated Alice in Wonderland, has been revealed by MySpace: Robert Smith’s solo track “Very Good Advice,” plus songs by Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother and Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz appear on the disc. According to the New York Post, Bono and the Edge’s […]

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“American Idol” Returns: Live Blogging Season Nine’s Debut

Paula Abdul? Gone! Simon Cowell? Nearly gone. Kelly Clarkson? Sings “Already Gone.” Tonight, to mark the return of the ninth season of the in-flux American Idol, Rolling Stone will be following the action as it happens in our first live blog of the new decade. The auditions begin in Boston, where Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. “Posh” […]

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Now Available for Pre-Ordering – Gavin Harrison’s Rhythmic Designs!

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