An Online Library of Videos, Music, and Resources for Percussionists
1st Release: Percussion Director Symposium (Replay 2021)
We are excited to announce the launch of the Stryve Vault! It will be your "go-to" resource for all-things percussion! Our first release for the Stryve Vault is the Percussion Director Symposium (Replay 2021) - An event created FOR percussion educators BY percussion educators.
Building the Back of the Band Hall
by Michael Huestis
In this clinic, Huestis talks to us about how to engage your students, and the plan and procedures for the time when you’re not in front of them. This clinic is filled with practical strategies any percussion director can implement in their own program immediately. Additionally, he has provided a wealth of resources for you to use by downloading the PDF documents and play-along tracks. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Creativity and Flexibility in Percussion Education
by Sandi Rennick
Please welcome Sandi Rennick as she leads our exploration of different ways of teaching. This clinic will cover the various outlooks we, as percussion educators, can use to connect with our students to create a musical relationship. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Indoor Percussion in Texas: The What, Why, and How
by Richard Kearns, John Nelson, Stuart Spoon, and Jenn Giba
In this clinic, the discussion panel leads us through a normal WGI season for a Texas high school program. The panel discusses all of the obstacles and difficulties that a typical season has to offer, along with the tips and tricks to deal with them. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Time Travelers: Coaching a Few Common Drumset Issues in Pre-College Percussionists by Kent Hillman
Crash! Boom!! Bang!! Mr. Hillman emphasizes the importance of fundamental drumset pedagogy. Through drumset playing, students can learn and feel music in a very natural way allowing them to explore the creativity of improvisation or reading music (charts) differently. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Sequencing for Success: A Guide to Beginning Percussion Pedagogy
by John Bingaman
in this clinic, Mr. Bingaman talks to us about how beginning percussion is very critical in growing a program. He provides a fresh approach to auditioning potential percussionists, providing a methodical and effective approach to instruction, and ensuring success in their early years. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Maximizing Middle School Musicianship
by Matt Quinlan
From muscle groups to musical phrases, please welcome Matt Quinlan as he walks us through his idea of percussion from a medical and physiological point of view. Matt helps us understand how to teach beginners with how their bodies work and move naturally. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Making a Game Plan for Beginning Percussion
by Kennan Wylie
In this clinic, Kennan Wylie breaks down beginning percussion curriculum in order to set up your program for success. While no two schools are the same, the importance of having a structure and blueprint in place will have a tremendous impact on your program. Please join us as we dive into this subject, make a "Game Plan", and Stryve for success.
Providing Equity in an Inequitable World
by Mark Teal
In this clinic, Mark Teal breaks down the differences between Equality and Equity. Teal shows us how to hurdle between obstacles in order to give ALL students the best opportunities and experiences. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Patience is a Virtue: Defining Successful Long-Term Planning in a Small-School Environment
by Jim Best
In this clinic, Mr. Best tells us how to manage and overcome the obstacles that are presented when teaching at a smaller school. Utilizing the equipment you have and coordinating scheduling with space constraint are just a few challenges to conquer. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Navigating Your Sound System
by Cory Doran
In this clinic, Mr. Doran walks us through some of the best gear and approaches on setting up the sound system for your school's program. He also dives deeper in proper micing techniques from basic to advanced electronic set-ups for your band. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Integrating Your Audio System with a Marching Ensemble
by Andrew Werst
Please welcome Andrew Werst to the field as he presents his clinic over the front ensemble sound board and electronics components. He takes a deeper look into the correct approaches and recommended equipment to use for in regards to electronics, sound design, and performance. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Rediscovering Your Passion for the Impossible Task
by Robbie Green
In this clinic, Robbie Green addresses the topic of burnout in the percussion director profession. He provides strategies on how to stay motivated and how to maintain your work ethic when things get tough. His knowledge of self understanding, knowing one's true self while having good resource awareness, provides an effective framework for keeping your passion alive. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
"It's a Marathon, Not A Sprint"
by Dr. Rob Parks
Please welcome Dr. Rob Parks as he explains to us the importance and subtle differences of working "on" and "in" the program. Dr. Parks explains that maintaining a well-managed work-life balance will increase the productivity of the program and ensure the percussion director optimizes their well-being. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Know the Score: The Importance of Financial Awareness
by Jimmy LaBrecque
While percussion pedagogy and approach to curriculum are important, among many other things a percussion director must fulfill, financial management and building wealth must also be considered. LaBrecque walks us through all the tips and tricks of being financially intelligent with a teaching salary using simple tactical strategies and approaches. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Leadership is Influence
by Dr. Brian Zator
In this clinic, Dr. Brian Zator simplifies the true definition of leadership and the characteristics behind being a leader. Understanding the power of influence you have as a leader can dramatically impact the success of your program in a positive way. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
Sponsor Sessions: Dynasty and Pro Mark/D'Addario
Explosive ideas from Dynasty and Pro Mark/D'Addario! Luke Treacher gives an inside look into how Dynasty drums can help you and your marching ensemble. With brand new Titan frames to simplistic harnesses that fit your needs, Dynasty can be there for you and deliver optimal customer service!
Kyle Thomas from Pro Mark/D'Addario walks us through the background of D’Addario and how they can help you and your ensemble. Kyle also takes us around the different educational initiatives they have and the various opportunities they offer. Please join us as we dive into this subject and Stryve for success.
First Annual Percussion Director Symposium
Texas A&M University-Commerce (June 2021)
For our inaugural event, we invited 20 of the BEST percussion minds in the world to speak to percussion educators from all over the country. We created a a two-day seminar tailored to the Percussion Educator. Topics ranging from beginning percussion to avoiding burnout and from managing finances to building a strong program, attendees were blown away by the wealth of information provided!
Now, we want to make that entire event available to ALL of our Stryvers out there! With over 12 hours of content and downloadable materials, you will have MORE than enough content to absorb and implement in your own program!
Be sure to keep an eye out for our NEXT PDS live event coming in June 2022!
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