GARAGE DRUMMER

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Garage Drummer
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Campbell, James (1953-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

James Campbell has received worldwide recognition as a performer, pedagogue and author, and is a respected figure in the development of the contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively throughout North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Currently Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he also holds the positions of Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, drummer with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society.


Well known for his long past association with the internationally renowned Rosemont Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Jim has served as their principal instructor, arranger, and Program Coordinator and was named to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2008. He was Percussion Director for the McDonald’s All-American High School Band and has performed at the International Society of Music Education World Conference, International Patagonia Percussion Festival, Journèes de la Percussion, PercuSonidos Percussion Festival, Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, MENC National In-Service Conference, Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, MusicFest Canada, All-Japan Band Clinic, Music for All World Percussion Symposium, state MEA conventions across the country, and frequently appears as an artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC).

Among his works for concert and marching percussion, Jim has published with Hal Leonard Publishing, C.L. Barnhouse Co., C. Alan Publications, Innovative Percussion, Row-Loff Productions, Meredith Music and Alfred Publications with whom he serves as Percussion Team Author for the Expressions Music Curriculum. Jim is an endorsee for Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, Grover Pro Percussion and is a member of the Latin Percussion Educational Advisory Board. He is a clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company and a Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestra Division.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Solo
Instrumentation : Bass Drum / Bongos (Set of) / Cow Bell / Crotales (Set of) / Opera Gong / Snare Drum / Splash Cymbal / Tom (x2)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Robert Parks
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Brad Meyer
Accompanied :Solo with CD Accompaniment
Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
Publisher Details :

Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2011
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :Bass Bow
Sheet Music Available From :www.innovativepercussion.com/pages/products.asp      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Garage Drummer was inspired by my memories of rock band jam sessions (commonly known as garage bands) held in various household basements and garages during my career. The occupants of the host household, at first, notice little more than random noises and feedback seeping through the walls of their living room. As the jam session unfolds, the drummer’s experiments with sounds, grooves, and fills increase with confidence and join a cacophony of wild guitar, bass, and keyboard riffs. As usual, the drummer not only ends up driving the band, but also drives the occupants out of the house! I have to say that I’ve served on both ends of the experience as a drummer and a parent. Garage Drummer won first place in the 2005 PAS Composition Contest and was premiered by Rob Parks (JBC).

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 20 February 2009 03:21:00 AM
First place winner in the 2005 PAS composition contest.
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