We’ve just returned from PASIC 2009 in Indianapolis and we had a fantastic show! Our exhibit was consistently mobbed by percussionists anxious to see the new line of G3 Concert Snare Drums, our new Bronze Pro Hammered Triangles and new “X-Series” Synthetic Headed Tambourines.
We sponsored two exciting presentations. The first featured the percussionists of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Their clinic was titled, “How To Advance At An Audition”, where the section talked about, and demonstrated, how to successfully navigate the elusive orchestral audition process. They used the new Grover “X-Series” tambourine in their presentation.
On Saturday, the Boston Symphony’s snare drummer, Lee Vinson, presented a symphonic clinic entitled, “Stop Practicing the Excerpts!”
In the clinic, Lee explained his approach to excerpts in which he creates exercises to tackle the problems associated with the passage, (in lieu of playing it repeatedly). Creative combinations and variations keep the music fresh while addressing the skills required to play it successfully. Lee covered exercises both Porgy and his daily cymbal warmup. His break-downs for Delecluse 11 and Shostakovich 10 sounded great on the new Custom Grover G3 Snare Drum!
Here are some photos and a video from the convention floor: