Publications

Here you can find six publications, two eBooks, a series of compositions, and several articles designed for percussionists of every respect. These texts are written for the student and instructor alike, but are also designed for other members of the staff as well as outsiders interacting with the percussion sections too. Below are three publications, an e-Book, a series of compositions, and a blog designed for percussionists of every respect. Whether you’re a student trying to learn more, a tech just starting out, a veteran of marching and teaching, or a seasoned instructor, you’ll find something for you in these publications. The reach of these books also goes beyond percussion and invites drill writers, non-percussive staff, and even band directors to learn something about their percussion section.

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Drumline Information Packet - Marching Publication

DRUMLINE INFORMATION PACKET

This packet contains setup information for the introduction into a drumline at various levels. Step by step coverage of various information that will allow prospective members gain a similar understanding while approaching the drumline from the outside.

Check out the Info Packet! Includes 30 drumline warmups!


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DRUMMY DRUM JOINS MARCHY BAND

Drummy Drum decides to joins the marchy band but can’t pick which instrument to play. He tries all sorts of different instruments and can’t find the one that fits him best. Then he finally finds out about drums, he tries drums and he loves them! The story is about being yourself and fitting in. The book is filled with fun sounds and will entertain all ages! Whether you’re reading to your kids or grandchildren, teaching a class, or know a parent that just loves band, this little book is just right!

Check out the paperback! Check out the Audiobook! Coloring book & activities available!


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DRUMMY DRUM COLORING BOOK & ACTIVITES

The coloring book and activities accompany the Drummy Drum Joins Marchy Band story. If you are a teacher and would like to share the book with your class be sure to check out the coloring book, and then download the free classroom activities to extend the lesson, including a word search, crossword puzzle, parade song, board game maker, and more! And don’t forget to check out the audiobook to aide in a group reading session in the classroom too!

Check out the Coloring book & activities! Check out the paperback! Check out the Audiobook!


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DRUMMOND: A NOVEL BY PATRICK R. F. BLAKLEY

Drummond is a novel by Patrick R. F. Blakley that’s a much more in depth and developed version of the Drummy story. Drummy Drum Joins Marchy Band is the preceding children’s book, audio book, and activity book. Drummond is a similar story, based on the same events, but is written for an older audience. The events of the book center around the main character, Drummond, who is convinced to try marching band and gets hooked! If you know a young adult, or are young at heart, you will enjoy this story – even if you’re not a marching band expert.

Check out the Drummond novel! eBook available!


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Quadratics: The Multi-tom Focus - Marching Publication

QUADRATICS: THE MULTI-TOM FOCUS

Quadratics is a book specifically for the tenor drums. These six drums get a lot of attention throughout this publication. Anyone looking to further their understanding of this instrument will appreciate the subtleties that this text uncovers. From the performer to the composer, and everywhere in between, this is a great guide!

Check out Quadratics!


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The Field Percussion User Manual - Marching Publication

THE FIELD PERCUSSION USER MANUAL

New band directors, unfamiliar staff, and even the performers themselves can all walk away having learned something from this book. The text will answer questions that you didn’t know you had and goes into great detail explaining the complexities of the percussion section and the properties of their sound.

Check out the User Manual! eBook available!


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Free Drumline Warmups and Exercises

DRUMLINE WARMUPS & EXERCISES

These warmups and exercises are composed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and include audio examples. Download and use them in your drumline for free!

Check out the free drumline warmups!


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Free Pit Front Ensemble Warmups and Exercises

PIT WARMUPS & EXERCISES

These warmups and exercises are composed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and include audio examples. Download and use them in your front ensemble for free!

Check out the free pit warmups!


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Free Drum set Warmups and exercises

DRUMSET WARMUPS & EXERCISES

These warmups and exercises are composed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and include audio examples. Download and use them in your warmup routine!

Check out the free drumset warmups!


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PERCUSSIVE ARTICLES

Even more material, updated regularly, for percussion enthusiasts and knowledge seekers. Very focused and niche information from various topics and areas of study.

Check out the Percussive Articles section!


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Make sure to check out the other main pages for Marching and also for Drumset with several areas of interest in both places! Content is being added and updated regularly, so come back soon to visit these pages again, especially for Articles, Full Shows, and many warmups of every difficulty level for drumline, pit, and drumset!