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Today @ Rhythm X, Inc.: Friday, April 15th

Today:

Today, both European X and Percussion have made Semi-Finals after two exciting performances in Prelims yesterday! European X is making history as this is the first time they have ever made Semi-Finals at WGI World Championships! Percussion placed second in their round with a score of 94.213. Read below for more details on where and when you can catch both European X and Percussion in the lot and at Semi-Finals performances today. 

This afternoon, composer John Mackey will attend Winds rehearsal to help refine and polish Aurora, which features the music of his composition "Aurora Awakes." We are extremely excited to host Mackey and are grateful that he made the trip to check us out!

The Alumni of Rhythm X will meet tonight at Bargos Tap and Grill for the annual WGI Championships Week Alumni Reception. The Alumni greatly enjoy this event as an opportunity to catch up with friends and be together with the Rhythm X family again.

Fans are loving the new merchandise and X16 Rhythm SeXy shirts at The X Store in the WGI Expo Tent! See what all the buzz is about and stop by to check out our newest merch. Don't forget to enter the X16 Drum Raffle either! Look for the Pearl CarbonCore snare drum with a black finish and Chrome hardware at The X Store that could be yours for an entry of only $10! One grand prize winner and five lucky runner-ups will be drawn tomorrow, Saturday, April 16th so make sure you get your entry in before it's too late.

Scores:

Main Events:

PIO Semi-Finals:

  • Who: European X
  • Where: Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio

PIW Semi-Finals:

  • Who: Percussion
  • Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
  • When: Warm-Up @ 02:40 p, Perform @ 04:37 p

The X Store

  • Who: The X Store
  • Where: WGI World Championships Expo Tent @ UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio
  • When: 10:00 a - 11:00 p

Rhythm X Alumni Reception

  • Who: Rhythm X Alumni
  • Where: Bargos Tap and Grill
  • When: 6:00 p

Tomorrow:

  • WIW Prelims
  • PIO Finals*
  • PIW Finals*

We love to hear from our fans! Make sure to join the conversation on social media by following us and using our X16 hashtags and signature emojis: #X16 #thealpha🌕 #aurora🌌  #eX16 #EXpress

  • Facebook - Featuring LIVE footage of warm-ups through the week!
  • Snapchat - Add us @ rhythmxinc
  • Instagram - Follow us @ rhythmxinc
  • Twitter

Shoutout to all of our fans. You guys are the best and keep us motivated to push the limits! #X16 🐾

A photo posted by Rhythm X (@rhythmxinc) on

Today @ Rhythm X, Inc.: Friday, April 8th

Today:

Today, Percussion, Winds, and European X will begin their full week of WGI World Championships rehearsals! We were excited to welcome European X yesterday for their first time in the United States! They safely landed in O'Hare Airport and traveled to Dayton, Ohio where they will join up with the rest of the Rhythm X family for tonight's rehearsal. This will be the first time the entire Rhythm X family (Percussion, Winds, and European X) are all together in the same place. European X will compete in the Percussion Independent Open class with their production EXpress. The next 10 days are sure to be historic ones for Rhythm X, Inc.! 

Main Events:

Rehearsal:

  • Who: European X + Winds + Percussion
  • Where: Middletown MS
  • When: 7 pm 

Tomorrow:

  • Dragons Opening Day

Make sure you check The X Blog to keep up with what's happening with Rhythm X each day of WGI Championships week! Starting today, each morning we will have daily schedules, updates, and announcements all here on The X Blog. We also love to hear from our fans! Make sure to join the conversation on social media by following us and using our X16 hashtags and signature emojis: #X16 #thealpha🌕 #aurora🌌  #eX16 #EXpress

  • Facebook - Featuring LIVE footage of warm-ups through the week!
  • Snapchat - Add us @ rhythmxinc
  • Instagram - Follow us @ rhythmxinc
  • Twitter

Today is the day! We are on our way to Dayton. Follow us on here!#EXcited #eX16

Posted by European X on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

European X is in the air! The #XFam unites tomorrow evening in Dayton. #X16 #eX16

Posted by Rhythm X on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rhythm X Alumni Helps Reach Spaceflight Milestone

At Rhythm X, Inc. we're no strangers to alumni doing amazing things, and it's no secret that musicians tend to be highly-dedicated, intelligent, and shoot-for-the-moon type people. We're really proud of our alumni - and we have an awesome list called The X Numbers to prove it. 

Jules Scogna (#196), second from right, poses with other marimba players after Rhythm X won the PIW Gold Medal in 2009.

Jules Scogna can be found on that list at #196. Today he's a pretty proud guy, having just successfully landed the first reusable rocket launched into space. Jules is an employee at Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company led by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

 

Jules posted about his accomplishment on Facebook:

 From Jules Scogna's Facebook Timeline

From Jules Scogna's Facebook Timeline

Blue Origin posted a video of the event on their YouTube channel:

Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.