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Working in a Domed Environment

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This whitepaper takes a look at the marching percussion ensemble and explains the effects commonly encountered in a domed stadium. If your ensemble competes in an arena like this, read all about what you might consider doing to prevent catastrophy!!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:28
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Marching Percussion Services is now on Twitter! Located under the Twitter username of "MarchingPerc", The Marching Percussion Website now can be found on the popular micro-blogging service. Follow the site now to stay abreast of additional marching percussion information.

Trivia, factiods, drumming tips, information 're-tweeted' (RT) from other sources, and even some licks may appear in the stream at any time!


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Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2009 15:52
 

Smart Practicing

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No Sticks; No Pad; Still Tops in the Class! Some quick advice on geting more practice out of the time you have in your day!


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Here are some graphics you can use to link directly to The Marching Percussion Website!

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Do You Know Your Music?

So do you know your music? I mean really know your music?

Sure you do. You can play it all the way through from memory without looking at the music!  Not so fast ragazzi!

Knowing your music is much more than memorizing the notes.  Ideally, the music you are given should indicate everything you need to know in order to perform it. Dynamics, tempo markings, sticking (RL), visuals, mallet/stick changes, and even vocal cues should be there. Take the time to memorize all of that too, and you'll really be a champ! 

Do you want to be a super champ? Well, I always tell my students, "If you can write out your music from memory, you probably have it memorized pretty well." 

...did I mention your drill too? Oh ya! Taking the time to mark your drill starts and stops on your music is also crucial!

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    The 2014 Drum Corps International Tour proved to be one of the most successful in recent history, with record-breaking attendance figures recorded in stadiums and at events online and on the movie screen. More than 320,000 spectators he...
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