Written for drumline instructors, arrangers, and performers at all levels, Drumline Gold reveals the philosophies, lessons, and mindsets of over 20 of the most brilliant, creative, and successful game-changers in the marching percussion activity. Top educators in DCI, WGI, PAS, college, and high school share their systems on leading, practicing, rehearsing, listening, cleaning, performing, arranging, competing, auditioning, reading, marching, tuning, recruiting, staffing, and building an excellent culture. There is even a system on self-care and the importance of wearing earplugs, preventing injury, and managing stress.
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WOW, I’m so impressed with the information gathered in this book. This is a must-have for all marching percussion instructors and performers, young and old.
—Tom Aungst Dartmouth High School, The Cadets, DCI, WGI, and World Drum Corps Hall of Fame
Drumline Gold is a terrific collection of shared principals; fundamental to leading, building and elevating any program, as well as underscoring life skills that transcend the marching arts.
—Julie Davila Middle Tennessee State University and WGI Hall of Fame
A must-read for students and members of any drumline in that it provides insight into how these leading educators think and what they expect. BRAVO, Paul, and thank you.
—Dennis DeLucia DCI, WGI, and PAS Hall of Fame
A thought-provoking resource for students and educators of all backgrounds and experience levels. This is a must-read addition to anyone’s library.
—Thom Hannum University of Massachusetts, Carolina Crown, and DCI and World Drum Corps Hall of Fame
No matter your position, or where you are in your career—if you are a student of the game, this book is well worth your time!
—Jeff Queen District Manager for Yamaha’s School Service Sales Division Former percussion director with Carmel and Avon High Schools
This book should be in the hands of all drumline teachers, whether this is their first year or their fiftieth. The information provided is valuable for everyone. It will make you think hard about your drumline culture and your approach, and it will most likely help to bring about positive changes to your ensemble.