X15

Top 5 of 2015 with Rhythm X, Inc.

1. The X Academy goes global.

 14 clinics, 5 countries, and 3 continents later, The X Academy expanded their reach more than ever before.

14 clinics, 5 countries, and 3 continents later, The X Academy expanded their reach more than ever before.

2. Rhythm X, Inc. fields a WGI Winds Ensemble and wins 2015 World Champions.

 The perfect way to top off an undefeated inaugural season with their show, "Uncharted Territory."

The perfect way to top off an undefeated inaugural season with their show, "Uncharted Territory."

3. Percussion Ensemble wins 2nd Place at WGI World Championships.

 The percussion ensemble achieved 2nd place after a close call in prelims with "When One Door Closes..."

The percussion ensemble achieved 2nd place after a close call in prelims with "When One Door Closes..."

4. European X joins the Rhythm X, Inc. team.

 With the addition of European X, we can now reach even more students all around the world.

With the addition of European X, we can now reach even more students all around the world.

5. The Growl Drumline joins the Rhythm X, Inc. Team.

 A big shout out to Pearl and ON2 Percussion for the killer drums and wraps! Who-Dey.

A big shout out to Pearl and ON2 Percussion for the killer drums and wraps! Who-Dey.

Winds Cast Spotlight: Andrew Rhebergen

Name: Andrew Rhebergen

Instrument: Tuba

Hometown: Roselle, IL

School: Arizona State University & Silver Cross Hospital

Major: Emergency Medical Technician

Job: Barista & EMT-B

Hobbies: Biking, golfing, fishing, really anything involving being outside with other people.

Experience: Blue Stars 2006 , The Cavaliers 2007-2012

Why I came to Rhythm X: To be apart of an organization that is at the forefront of innovation and to be a charter member WGI Winds.

What has my experience at Rhythm X taught me: I learned that no matter what could hold you back from what you want, anything is possible if you really want it.

What would you say to people interested in performing with Rhythm X: Just do it. Put yourself out there and see what happens. The best moments in life are ones that seem impossible; the best feeling in life is realizing they aren't.

Winds Cast Spotlight

Summer is here! That means that the cast of our first-ever world-class Winds ensemble has left us to travel, work, perform, and take over the world! This season at Rhythm X, Inc. we were lucky to have an incredible cast pave the way in the WGI Winds community as the first world champions. They're impressively diverse and overwhelmingly talented. They come from all over the world (no, really) and have many backgrounds. Some are high school students, other college students, others are starting their careers, and a few are band directors!

Starting tomorrow - we're going to highlight 12 of these cast members on The X Blog. Stay tuned right here for the first article tomorrow.

Your Guide to X15 At The WGI World Championships

In just one week, Rhythm X will have completed our biggest year to date. WGI World Championships begins on April 9 for both Winds and Percussion. We are beginning rehearsals on Tuesday to prepare for the apex of the season. All of our rehearsals are open to the public, so feel free to stop by and join us as we gear up for World Championships. 

Rhythm X Winds is also performing in their first ever WGI World Championships this year and we are beyond excited to have a group participating in this new circuit. The Winds have made history this year and look forward to continue doing so as we head into WGI World Championships.

While at the University of Dayton Arena, stop by the X Store and enter our Drum Raffle with ON2 Percussion to win a Pearl CarbonCore Snare Drum. You even get to design your own wrap! If you are unable to enter in person, click here to get your chance to win a gorgeous, new snare drum!

While you're at The X Store Booth in the Expo, make sure to check out our new merchandise and apparel as well! We have new beanies and flat billed hats, along with our limited-quantity Rhythm SeXy Tee, available only at The X Store Booth at WGI World Championships. Get yours before they run out!

Come be a part of the Rhythm X family by volunteering with us during Championships week. We are still in need of a lot of help throughout the week including representing Rhythm X at The X Store Booth, driving the Winds box truck, and providing meals for the ensemble. Visit our volunteer blog post for more information. Volunteering is an excellent way to be involved with Rhythm X and make the most of WGI Championship week!

We love interacting with our fans and there are now more ways than ever to stay updated and involved with Rhythm X! Follow us on Snapchat at 'rhythmxinc'. Download the Meerkat App to watch a live feed of the Winds and Percussion rehearsals throughout the week and in warm ups at all of the performances. 

WGI Championships week is one of the best all year and we're looking forward to sharing it all with you! Come say hi in the lot, visit The X Store Booth, and join in the conversation on social media throughout the week to make the most of WGI World Championships week with Rhythm X!

Introducing the 2015 Rhythm SeXy Tee!

You've waited all year and now it's here!

The Rhythm SeXy shirt is available for purchase on Thursday, April 9th at the WGI World Championships EXPO tent. They usually sell out before World Class finals on Saturday. We've ordered even more than last year, so if there are any left by the end of the Winds World Championships on Sunday, we'll put them online for sale on The X Store

The shirts are $20 for crew neck and $25 for v-neck. They feature premium ring-spun cotton in a modern athletic fit. 

Can't be in Dayton? Have a friend grab you one - they go fast!

eXtra Access: Episode 212

X15 is nearly over! Both Percussion and Winds are taking their programs to the 2015 WGI World Championships next weekend. Find out how you can get tickets here, and catch up on last year's finals performances on the new WGI Video Zone.

Here's a look at one of our most productive weekends ever, at the MEPA Championships in Cincinnati, OH.

Volunteer at Rhythm X, Inc. for WGI Championships

We are lucky to have great support from our fans year after year. The X15 Performance Tour has proven to be one of our most exciting yet and we need YOUR help to finish strong! This is your opportunity to help fuel Rhythm X through one of the best weeks of the year.

We’re currently seeking volunteers to help fill several vital roles during our trip at the WGI World Championships.

  1.  Box Truck Driver:
    •  With the addition of Winds this year, Rhythm X, Inc. also purchased a 24’ box truck, affectionately known as “The Winds Truck.”  We are in need of a volunteer to take on the important responsibility of driving the Winds truck to and from performances and rehearsal sites throughout the week. This lucky volunteer will have the opportunity to work closely with the Rhythm X cast and staff, experience WGI Championships from the insider perspective, and several added perks. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us at give@rhythmx.org. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and a licensed and insured driver able to drive a manual transmission.
  2. The X Store Booth Representative:
    • Help Rhythm X raise money and meet hundreds of fans, students, parents, alumni, and family of Rhythm X members and staff. Representatives will help at The X Store booth in the Expo at WGI World Championships at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. You'll be accompanied by an experienced X Store coordinator who can quickly show you the ropes. It's easy! Just smile and make the sale. You'll love the chance to meet so many people who support our organization. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us at give@rhythmx.orgVolunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

  3. Provide a Meal:
    •  Did you know Rhythm X has fed our cast full meals for every show weekend the past three years? Without the help of our generous parents and supporters, this could not have been possible. Ask any cast member and they will tell you these meals make a world of difference in contributing to their positive experience in the Rhythm X, Inc. performance ensembles. This year we will be feeding six meals to our 80 cast members during WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. You too can help fuel the X15 cast to perform at their best by providing a meal during WGI Championships. Any amount makes a difference! If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us at give@rhythmx.org