Summer Symposium Percussion Specialist Academy 2017

The Percussion Specialist Academy at the Music for All’s Summer Symposium, happening June 26 – July 1, offers a great opportunity for some world-class percussion instruction and insight. Whether you’re a beginning instructor or a veteran who likes to stay current, this is a great chance to meet and interact with other instructors and professionals from across the country and exchange ideas on how to run your program.

This year’s faculty is a who’s-who of percussion experts, and they’ll be covering a wide variety of topics.

  • Branding your program
  • Ethics and professional development
  • The RIGHT gear
  • Starting a successful winter program
  • Sampling 101
  • The concert percussion secret
  • De-mystifying the Yamaha 01V
  • Hand drumming
  • The digital audio workstation
  • The history of percussion and essential literature
  • Creating sponsorship opportunities
  • Indoor and outdoor staging
  • Preventative medicine for the drummer in you
  • Winter percussion design and orchestration
  • Essential composition techniques for outdoor
  • “Mic”ing made easy
  • The fundamentals of running sound, EQ and other essential plug-ins

The event is coming up quick, so go here to learn more and register for the academy.

Drum Corps 2017 Season Preview


As the school year comes to an end the drum corps season is just beginning. Drum corps (or drum and bugle corps) are marching ensembles (brass, percussion, and color guard) that travel throughout the country each summer rehearsing and performing in competitions. If you’re unfamiliar with the activity, click HERE to find out more.

There are many opportunities to see drum corps in competition in Indiana and surrounding states. Here is a partial list of events. Be sure to check out the event information at

Chops Is Getting Remodeled!

Just last week we posted on our Facebook page that the retail space for Chops would be closed.  One week in and a lot has been accomplished!

The showroom and the storage area have been flip-flopped.  The showroom is now on the north end of our space with the storage moving south.  New framing has already gone up that will support various new ways of displaying percussion products.

Product Spotlight: Vic Firth Roger Carter Signature Stick and Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip

We’re excited about a couple of new products released at WGI this year by our friends at Vic Firth.

Roger Carter Signature Stick

First up is the Roger Carter Signature Snare Stick. The continuing evolution of the marching activity lead to the creation of this stick.

“Roger Carter is well known in the marching percussion activity for his dedication to excellence as well as his unique stylistic approach to rudimental drumming. Throughout his career, Roger has performed with and instructed for some of the foremost marching percussion programs in the world, including the Blue Devils, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, Broken City Indoor Percussion and the Bluecoats.”

Director and Instructor Job Opportunities


It’s that time of year, when director and instructor positions begin to open up around the state.  If you’re looking for a certified teaching position, a percussion director position, or part-time tech work, make sure to check the Paige’s Music  job openings page.

If you’re a director looking for extra help, please make sure to post the opening here so we can help send candidates your way!  It’s easy to do.  Head over to the Paige’s Music home page.  Hover over “JOB LIST” in the top menu and click on “Job Post Request”.  Fill in the form and click submit.  We typically have your opening posted no later than the next business day.

You can also access that form directly by clicking here.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the job list.