Percussion Workshop presents...
Author: Gilles Ouellette
The SCGC is proud to present the 2009-2010 percussion workshop. This event will be held on December 5th, 2009 at Independence High School located at 1776 Declaration Way Thompson\'s Station, TN 37179. The Workshop will start at 10 a.m. and conclude around 4 p.m.(keep in mind we will take a 1hour lunch break). All SCGC Directors, Staff, Judges, Potential SCGC members and Guest, are encouraged to attend.
This will be very hands on education event that will discuss a wide array of topics. Our goal is to give the attendees a very fulfilling and well-rounded experience preparing for the indoor activity. By better educating the Directors, Staffs and Judges, we hope to achieve a higher standard that will benefit our most valued commodity “OUR PERFORMERS”.
Our Clinicians for this event will be Michael McIntosh and Julie Davila. Both are WGI judges and two of the most well respected percussionist in the business today.
Michael McIntosh is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature artist with Innovative Percussion. He also endorses LP Percussion, EVANS drumheads, Zildjjian cymbals, Sibelius notation software and is on the Dynamic Marching creative team.
Michael is currently a senior at Butler University where he is a dean’s list student pursuing a degree in theory and composition under the tutelage of composers-in-residence, Dr. Michael Schelle and Dr. Frank Felice. He is one of two percussion specialists at Carmel high school and is an adjunct faculty member at Marian University. In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, Michael is also one of two percussion designers and arrangers for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps.
Mr. McIntosh produced and composed the original sound design and content for a new Educational DVD entitled “in the Mix” which has been released for worldwide distribution through the Hal Leonard Corporation and Dynamic Marching. For More Information Please visit www.dynamicmarching.com.
Compositionally, Michael has been commissioned to write a piece for the Midwest Band and Orchestral Convention and has works published by Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Polan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Marching Show Concepts and JKS Music. Mr. McIntosh is an active clinician/educator and has performed clinics for TMEA, OMEA, DCI, WGI, MEPA, IPA, BOA, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Yamaha Japan and PASIC. As an educator, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. In 2008, Michael toured Japan presenting multi-media clinics on percussion techniques and digital design. Mr. McIntosh represents the General Effect caption as one of three judge representatives on the WGI Steering committee. He currently resides in Brownsburg Indiana with his wife Joy.
Julie Davila is a member of the chamber percussion ensemble the CAIXA TRIO. In addition to her membership in the CAIXA TRIO, she has served as the chair of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Percussion Committee and is the founder and executive director of Percussion XS, a dynamic new honors percussion group featuring middle and high school students. Prior to Julie launching Percussion XS, she was the percussion specialist at several high schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Many of her groups have medaled in all divisions of the WGI activity and in 1996 the John Overton High School Indoor Drum Line, under her direction, won a National Championship. Julie has recently joined the nationally recognized adjudication team for WGI. As a member of the CAIXA TRIO and as an active clinician specializing in contemporary and marching percussion, she has performed in Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France, Puerto Rico and extensively throughout the United States. Julie received her degree from the University of North Texas. She has published numerous marching and concert percussion features through Row-Loff Productions and Drop6 Media. She is the author of the “Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques and Solos” and “Impressions on Wood” published by Row-Loff, and is a co-author of “Aptitude”, an innovative solo snare book published by Drop 6 Media. Julie is an endorser and clinician for the Pearl Corporation, Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Company, Grover Pro Percussion, and Evans Drum Heads.
In order for us to grow the Circuit, it is up to you the Members of SCGC, to make that happen. I am challenging each Director and Staff to bring one non-member group director and staff that is not in our circuit. Hopefully this workshop will be an enlightening experience to what we have to offer. They need to be aware that we do have the Non- Movement and Concert Classes available for them if they do not have full resources.
Please notify us if you plan to attend and how many in your party, via email, so that we have all the resources available for you when you arrive. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 850.384.7667. Again, we do expect and hope to see you their on Dec. 5th.
SCGC Percussion Education Coordinator