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Developing a Successful Middle School Percussion Ensemble

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  • This session will provide tips for motivating, educating, and challenging your percussion students through the development of a percussion ensemble. Topics to be covered will include: Ensemble Structure, Rehearsal Tips, Ensemble Set-up, Instrumentation Modifications, Finding and Choosing Literature, and Beginning Percussion. The Dickerson Middle School Percussion Ensemble will serve as the demonstration group performing a variety of percussion ensemble literature.
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  • Scott Brown is the Assistant Band Director at Dickerson Middle School in Marietta, GA and Assistant Percussion Director for the BOA National Champion Lassiter High School Band. The percussion ensemble at Dickerson has earned a reputation for excellence with performances for PASIC, the GMEA Conference ,and the NBA Southern Division Conference, receiving a Special Commendation from the Governor of Georgia in 2006. Scott is co-author of Field Level - The Ultimate Band Director's Guide to Fielding the Ultimate Marching Percussion Section published by Row-Loff and has presented concert and marching percussion clinics for PASIC, GMEA, and the Texas Bandmasters Convention, and clinics in Holland, Belgium, and Germany. He is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and an educational artist for Evans Drumheads, Ross Mallets, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion.