Gold Standard Mindsets from Top Marching Percussion Arrangers

The state of marching percussion today has never been healthier and more popular, with thousands of students participating and hundreds of instructors teaching at every level. Due to this undeniable passion for the activity, marching percussion arranging has become an...

Drumline Gold for Managing Stress

In Chapter 16 on Self-Caring, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate Katie Reed states, “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” Self-care simply refers to taking care of yourself. Over time, the compound effect of...

The 10 Attributes of Quality Rehearsals

Dear Friends: I am thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new book, Drumline Gold: Innovative Systems for Marching Percussion Excellence, published by Meredith Music Publications, a division of GIA Publications, Inc. due out in late September/early October....

The Practice Blueprint: 15 Tips on How to Practice

  I am excited to announce the release of my 4th book, Drumline Gold: Innovative Systems for Marching Percussion Excellence.  I wanted to share an excerpt from one of the chapters on “how to practice,” which serves as a blueprint of sorts.  I thought it...