What’s your agenda?

    If you were like myself, you might have felt a little intimidated by the drums. Growing up in a household surrounded by musical influences such as the Beatles, Chicago, Neil diamond, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Music was everywhere. My late uncle was a guitar player in his own band in his teenage years and this later influenced my brother to pick up the guitar and start learning. I remember him bringing home…

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Lycoming County Combined Marching Band!

EPIC Percussion was proud to do custom arranged percussion parts to improve the learn-ability for all the percussion students in Lycoming County last night. The group was able to put all of this together in about one hour of rehearsal! Not bad!

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A Note on Bell Kits

It’s that time of year again – when young, aspiring drummers get their first taste of what it means to be a total percussionist. Along with the package comes a variety of strike-able noise prizes wrapped up in a convenient tote which we call the “student percussion kit”. It’s often seen as the most practical way to introduce students to the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic aspects required of the percussionist. While the percussion kit has helped make great strides in molding want-to-be-drummers into equally contributing musicians, I believe it’s time to move on from this paradigm and embrace what is required for the realities of today’s band and orchestra percussionists. It’s time to retire the bell kit.

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