2014 PASIC Review

There are very few things that could make me cross the Ohio River and travel into Indiana.  One of those things took place in November as Indianapolis, (or Nap Town as the kids call it) played host to the 2014 edition of the Percussive Arts Society International Conference.  One of the best things about the…

Upgrading Your Percussion Section

Unless you are a trained percussionist, it could be very easy to overlook the importance of purchasing and maintaining high quality auxiliary percussion instruments.  These items are often overlooked, but provide the most important voices in the percussion section in many higher level band and orchestral pieces.  However, far too often, I hear high school…

Adam Hopper

Let’s Talk About That Audition

By Guest Writer, Adam Hopper Over the years, I have had the opportunity to judge several auditions for various middle and high school honor bands at the district, region, and state levels.  It seems that each time I adjudicate one of these events, I am more and more impressed with the overall ability and percussion…