Commonwealth Winds – a band whose membership is by invitation only. The members include many Richmond area band directors, music educators, professional musicians, and retired military band members.
Drum Corps International – “Marching Music’s Major League.”
From modest beginnings more than three decades ago,Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful,nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic,educational and organizational influence.
Through the annual Summer Music Games Tour and more than 35 World Championships in 16 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances.
Drum Corps International delivers the message of “excellence in performance and in life” to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in performing arts in the United States.
Each year, more than 8,000 students audition for the fewer than 3,500 positions available in top-tier DCI member corps. We are fortunate enough to have even had Atlee Raiders involved with DCI.
There is much more to learn about DCI, to learn more click here.
Links of Interest
Ear Training – For a musician ear training is one of the most important tasks.
Vic Firth – The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Drumsticks and Mallets All you want to know about drumsticks, keyboard and timpani mallets, brushes, drummers, and drumming education and Music News!
Online Metronome – A good metronome is a musicians best friend. This online version is ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music, this music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections and it is always available for free to all students of music.