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Concert Percussion Staging For Effective Individual and Ensemble Performance

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  • Ensemble performance is greatly affected by where percussion instruments and players are located and/or positioned on stage. Correct staging is related to musical considerations including balance, clarity, and ensemble precision. In addition, students must develop the skill of setting up and moving efficiently in multiple instrument applications.
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  • Jerriald Dillard's Oak Ridge HS bands have been consistent sweepstakes award winners at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. His percussion ensemble performed at the BOA National Percussion Festival and the Midwest Clinic. In 2008, the group won the PAS “Call for Tapes” International Percussion Ensemble Contest. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State and is a performing artist for Evans Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion, Yahama Corp., and Sabian Cymbals. Dr. John Lane is an active percussionist and lecturer and presents throughout the United States and abroad. A faculty member at Sam Houston State, his publications appear in Percussive Notes and 21st-Century Music. Lane holds a DMA in percussion performance from CCM, a M.M. from the U of North Texas, and a B.M. from Stephen F. Austin. He is a performing artist for Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, and Evans Drumheads.