Etiwanda Day of Percussion May 22

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Etiwanda Day of Percussion May 22

Post by MattGagnier » Sat May 01, 2004 10:22 pm

:lol: The Etiwanda Percussion Program is excited to announce
the first annual "Day of Percussion" on Saturday May

Come out and join us for an exciting day of great
clinics, booths, and give aways including:

Jeff Queen- An amazing performer and educator, DCI and
PASIC Individuals Snare Champion and former member of
BLAST! He has been a featured clinician around the
world, and has hands for days!

Dave DiCenso- Drumset artist from Boston, teaches at
Berklee College of Music and has been seen on tours
all over the world playing anything from jazz, blues,
metal, funk, pop, rock etc etc.... An amazing
teacher/performer and can be heard at Dave has been a featured
clinician worldwide including the Modern Drummer

Becky Dawson- Making your own mallets, for $5 you can
participate in the class and keep your mallets at the
end of the session, or just sit in and get the info on
how to do it on your own!

Steve Schmidt "Mallet Techniques" featuring the RCC
Percussion Ensemble

Brad Colton and Iam Grom on performing drumset and
hand percussion together!

Jason Goodman with the Chino High Ensemble on "The
Percussion Ensemble Experience"

Chris Romanowski with the Etiwanda Marching Percussion
Section on "Back to the Basics"

and a lunch time performance by the Etiwanda Steel

Come on out and share a great Percussion event!
Sponsors include Remo, Dynasty, Pearl, Zildjian, Vic
Firth and Vater. You can find info at the links below.

Hope to see you there!

Romo / Gagnier :!:


One week to go...

Post by MattGagnier » Sat May 15, 2004 3:11 pm


Just 1 week left.

We have all kinds of free stuff to hand out.
Remo, Pearl, Zildjian, Vic Firth!

Come on out,
it will be a sweet day!!

Matt Gagnier[/b]


3 DAYs

Post by MattGagnier » Wed May 19, 2004 9:37 am

You do not want to miss this!!!!

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Post by DanielE » Wed May 19, 2004 4:19 pm

I'll be there!!!! If I can get a ride...I wanna go really bad...I have a feeling it will be a great learning experience with all those great percussionists there...
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Post by Survivor » Sat May 22, 2004 3:38 pm

Thank You Etiwanda High for a great day hope to see you guys next year.

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totally fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by FaSt_HaNd$ » Thu May 27, 2004 3:49 pm

man etiwanda, that percussion day was awesome. everything was pretty much cool, but dave dicenso and jeff queen were UNBELIEVABLE. i can honestly die now after seeing what those 2 amazing drummers did. hope that i can come back next year!



Post by MattGagnier » Fri May 28, 2004 9:56 am

What a great day!

We had about 100-130 kids attend.

The clinicians did a great job. It was a very well rounded program.

Chris Romanowski started the day with a wonderful battery percussion clinic.

Becky Dawson gave an intimate clinic on how to wrap your own keyboard mallets.

Jason Goodman with the Chino percussion ensemble played an amazing set of legitimate concert percussion music.

Dave DiCenso burning up the drum set. These West Coast kids were floored by this East Coast Master. With Speed and Power that rivaled anything that LA could have offered.

The Etiwanda Steel Drum Band played during lunch
With a guest performance by the Etiwanda Senior Percussion Ensemble.

Steve Schmidt with the RCC concert percussion ensemble gave a great clinic on concert mallet technique.

Brad Colton and Ian Grom taught how a drum set and a hand drummer can complement each other with out getting in each others way

Jeff Queen gave an amazing marching snare clinic to finish up the day.

We at Etiwanda wanted to thank all the musicians who performed, as well as all students/staff who attended.

We sincerely hope you learned something and will attend again next year.

Thank you,
Matt Gagnier
Etiwanda Perc. staff

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