One of the most famous DCI cadences of all time is the Blue Devil's Hey, Dick from 1995. The beginning tenor part is especially catchy. Download the sheet music here. I have finally found a video of the entire drumline playing along. Check it out:
One of my original compositions is a cadence and warmup I wrote for the University of Toledo drumline called "Ram Rocket." Below are the tenor and snare drum parts (written with Lime). Check out our other cadence sheet music.
And as a bonus here's a video of the University of Toledo Rocket Marching band marching over a brand new bridge (look how much it bounces)!
The Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando resort's Citywalk in (duh!) Orlando, Florida is being retooled (after a few years of the same show). According to the press release, the revamp will include "a new show environment, new music, new technology and new experiences,
the show will allow audiences to join the Blue Men as they discover,
engage and explore the world’s obsession with cutting-edge technology.
Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new
pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment." One of the most interesting new additions is the use of "GiPads" - giant sized iPads! I've embedded some b-roll footage with what might turn out to be some of the new show elements. The new show is expected to begin performances in late February. And on a personal note, I'll be seeing the Blue Man Group performance live in Columbus in two weeks!
(And no, Universal Orlando is NOT part of Disney World.)
Check out this great, classic drumming video from 1984 featuring the Michigan State University MSU Drumline in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This vintage drumline footage was posted to DrumlineTV YouTube channel. Songs include: YYZ (Rush), Peter Gunn (Exit Cadence). What a great find! Do you have any old drumline videos floating around?
I recently found a pretty good transcription of the tenor solo sheet music for Rhythm X's 2011 show "Stand by Me." It's not ideal, but if you don't have a tenor pad or drums to practice on you can always use your Rock Band or Guitar Hero drums!
created a new page for the Percussion and Drum Stuff blog where I will
be adding links to all the drumline sheet music files I’ve made
available to download. You will be able to find all of our cadences and
sheet music snare, tenor, bass, cymbal, battery, pit, marimba, etc.
We’ve got transcriptions of some of the best indoor percussion lines out
there as well as audition packets. Please comment if you have any
original compositions you would like to share.
you won’t have to search through the whole site looking for one file.
Simply go to the new page and read through the list of pdfs. The link to
the downloads page is located at the top of the blog, or click here.
Please let me know if any links are not working. Thanks!
In the coming weeks I plan on adding a ton of new music so stay tuned!
VicFirth.com presents the Hybrid Rudiment Series of videos on YouTube. In the latest installment, Casey Brohard breaks down the Flammed 3-2-1. Casey is an amazing drummer and is very well spoken. His explanations and tips about technique are very good and I highly recommend watching his videos. Check it out here.