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New Products for 2015 – Part II

New Products for 2015

Continuing with our series of new product highlights from our recent trip to the NAMM show, here are some great new items from Pearl, geared specifically for outdoor use.  The new Pearl Field Percussion, designed with the elements in mind, features a protective, textured black lacquer finish, and outfitted with all-weather Remo NuSkyn and Fiberskyn heads, great for any environment. 

See below for our hightlights, but be sure to visit the Pearl website for more details:
http://pearldrum.com/products/marching/field-percussion/field-percussion/

 

PJF350FP649 Field Percussion Djembe  

  • 14”
  • Weather resistant fiberglass body

 

WST20FP Field Percussion Shime Taiko

  • 10”
  • Thai Oak stave construction for cut and clarity


  

 

PFC202EDU649 Field Percussion Congas

  • 10”/11”
  • Weather resistant fiberglass body

 

PGA60FP Field Percussion Shaker

  • 21” length
  • Large, hexagonal body produces massive sound

 


New Products for 2015

We just got back from the NAMM show in Anaheim, where there were quite a few exciting new products unveiled. Over the coming weeks we’ll highlight some of those items we are most excited about. We’ll start with some great new products available from our friends at Vic Firth and Innovative Percussion.

See below for our highlights, but to see all the new products from these two great companies, please visit:

Vic Firth: http://www.vicfirth.com/exchange/2015/01/16/new-products-for-namm-2015/
Innovative Percussion: http://www.innovativepercussion.com/2015_new_products


New Products from Vic Firth

http://www.vicfirth.com/exchange/2015/01/16/new-products-for-namm-2015/

Split Wire Brush – Two separate rows of medium gauge wire to help produce a unique and varied weighting of sound with different qualities of articulation.

Universal Practice Tips –  Add these to any sticks!  Each package contains 2 pairs of rubber tips, providing the player with a pair and a spare!

High Tension Drum Key – A new key designed for marching percussion applications, with clip.

VicGloves – Specially designed to unique features to protect the player’s hands while improving grip.


New Products from Innovative Percussion

http://www.innovativepercussion.com/2015_new_products

Chad Wackerman Paintbrush – An innovative new brush giving the player a number of different choices of timbre color.

Pedro Carneiro Series Mallets – Five models built with heavy synthetic cores, and featuring the PC-TT Tri-tone mallet.

Paul Rennick Tenor Sticks – Features a “Taj Majal” large wood bead and a latex sleeve on the butt end.

Mike McIntosh “Mizzle” Tenor Sticks – Features a smaller nylon tip and a removable synthetic sleeve.

Practice Pads – Two new models, both with black rims.

To see all the new products from Innovative Percussion, please visit:
http://www.innovativepercussion.com/2015_new_products

 

Do You Give Private Lessons? – FAQs

Another question we get a lot is "do you give private lessons at your store?"

The short answer is, no we do not.

If you live on the northeast side of Indianapolis, you should check out Bongo BoyMusic School.

If you live in another area, check with your director for your local recommended teachers. If you’re still not having any luck, give us a call and we’ll try to direct you to the best resource closest to you.

As always, if you have any other questions, please give us a call at 1.877.900.3786.

IMEA Conference Highlights

IMEA Professional Development Conference
January 15-17, 2015
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

If you’re attending the IMEA conference this week, here’s a list of performances and clinics with percussion interest you should check out!  Make sure to stop by the Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music display booth and say hello!

Performing Groups
Penn High School Band – Friday, January 16       2:00pm
Lawrence Central HS Wind Ensemble – Friday, January 16       4:30pm
Fishers Junior High Symphonic Band – Saturday, January 17   1:15pm
Center Grove HS Percussion Ensemble – Saturday, January 17   2:30pm

All State Honor Ensembles
Junior All State Band – Saturday, January 17   9:15am
All State Honor Band – Saturday, January 17   11:30am
All State Percussion Ensemble – Saturday, January 17   1:15pm

Clinic Sessions
Steve Houghton
The Rhythm Section: The soul of the Big Band
Friday, January 16 – 4:30pm

Michael Burritt
The Versatile Percussionist – Finding the Music in all of the Instruments
Saturday, January 17   11:30am

Robert Sheldon
We Got the Beat! Rehearsing the Percussion Section from the Podium
Saturday, January 17   3:45pm

Full details and registration can be found on the IMEA Website.

Indiana Percussion News & Events

Here are a few major events happening over the next few weeks that you should check out!

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Bands of America Grand National Championships
When: November 12-15
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Come see and hear the best high school marching bands from around the country. If you can swing it, the days for the best seats are the Thursday and Friday prelims, which are general admission seating. Saturday morning/afternoon Semifinals are general admission also, but more difficult to find good seats.
http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/boa-marching-championships/grand-national-championships

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Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)
When: November 20-22
Where: Indianapolis Convention Center
If you are a percussion educator, a student percussionist at any level, a pro drummer/percussionist or have any interest in drums and percussion, you need to attend this convention! There are concerts, clinics, hands-on sessions, discussion panels, labs, and an exhibit hall full of percussion products, music and books. You can sign up to attend with full access the entire time, or sign up for a day pass. It won’t be in Indianapolis next year, so don’t miss this opportunity while it’s in your back yard!
http://www.pas.org/pasic

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Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) Clinic Day
When: Saturday, December 13
Where: Franklin Community High School, Franklin, Indiana
This event is held regularly by the IPA as a kick-off day for the upcoming indoor drumline season. There are clinics for students and instructors, as well as an individual and ensemble competition. Instructors should be present for the IPA director/instructor meeting to go over details and changes for the 2015 season. If you are a young instructor, you need to be there!!!
http://www.indianapercussion.org/home/clinic-day/