Theresa Brown Tel: 01484 863057 Music Board Piping Representative
Ken Thacker Tel: 01925 813679 Mob: 07791 169924 Chair
We will be holding our next NW England Section meeting via Zoom at 8pm on Thursday 27th August. Please put this in your diary. It is important that your band is represented. Any member of the section is welcome to attend. The main topics will be discussing section activity, competition dates and format for 2021.
The meeting details are:
Meeting ID: 634 600 3401
Chatsworth Country Fair (4-6 September 2020) has been cancelled due to coronavirus. This decision has been taken to protect the health and well being of visitors, staff, performers and exhibitors.
For all drummers out there with time on their hands for practice just now, you might like to know about what is rapidly becoming a valuable resource.
During this period of lockdown Ian Kirkland has been building up a set of video snare drum tutorials taking you through all the rudiments in Book 1 of Alex Duthart's drumming tutors, and most of the scores in Books 1 and 2.
Ian has made all this freely available here on his YouTube channel.
The Junior Super XTS pipe band snare drum
Having developed the Super XTS pipe band snare drum, our designers at Flint Percussion decided to produce a 7" deep version.
We were a little surprised at just how bright this drum was and decided to give it a road test.
In this short video, John Beverland of Lomond and Clyde Grade 1 Pipe Band demonstrates how this drum can sound.
Even though this is the shorter version, John has expressed his wish to play this drum in solo competition.
This drum is also incredibly lightweight at just 3.5kg.