All this week, Morning Edition on NPR (National Public Radio) is talking about drums and drummers. I will be posting each installment in "Beat Week" on the Drum School Facebook page. Or you can go to www.npr.org and download each interview. Check it out!!! Enjoy!!! So far they have interviewed Clyde Stubbelfield and John "Jabo'o" Starks , drummers from the James Brown Band and Neil Peart, drummer from Rush.
Here it is! The "Evening of Drummers" highlights video from November 22nd, 2014. Enjoy!
I have very exciting news to share! There was an article written about "Evening of Drummers" held on Nov 22nd, 2014 in the December 11th issue of The Somers Record. Included in the article are a few pictures of and interviews with students. Please check it out below! If you'd like a physical copy of the paper, you can pick one up at the Somers library. You can also go to www.halstonmedia.com/ and download a pdf file of the paper. Just scroll down to Issue Archives and click on the December 11th issue of the Somers Record. Enjoy! Great job everyone!
Wow, what an amazing show it was last night! I am so proud of all of you performers. You really did such a fantastic job! I'm already looking forward to next year's evening of drummers. Thank you to all who came out to support, to those of you who brought food and to all who helped with both the set-up and/or the clean-up. This evening would not be possible without your help. Thank you!!!!! -JJ
The "Original" Long Island Drum Center presents Dave Weckl in an exciting Drum Clinic on Thursday, October 16th @ 7pm. The drum clinic will be at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. Tickets for riser seats are $12.50 and floor seats are $18.50. This is event is sponsored by: Yamaha, Sabian, Remo, Vic Firth and QSC. For tickets go to: www.lidrum.com/
Dear Parents and Students,
I’m very pleased to announce that “Evening of Drummers” will be held at 5pm on Saturday, November 22nd at the Somers Community Center. The address is 34 Hillandale Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10587, website - http://www.somerscc.org/home.html. More details to follow.
I’m really looking forward to everyone’s performances. Thank you!
Do you any of you Drum School students and parents enjoy the music of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Etta James, Paul Simon...??? If you do, check out this great documentary film about the famous Muscle Shoals Studios and the artists and musicians who recorded there. Re-broadcast Wednesday, April 23rd on WLIW at 7pm and Thursday, April 24th at 4pm on Channel 13.
"Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. There, FAME Studios founder Rick Hall brought black and white together amidst a cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations." (source: pbs.org)
Announcement to all students...Connecticut Drum Show featuring Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) and Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live and countless others) on April 27th, 2014 in Newington, CT. Link below for more info:
J.J. Clarke, musician and drum instructor
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