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.

The Cymbal Clinic Recap

Saturday The X Academy partnered with Seavine and hosted The Cymbal Clinic, taught by our very own Chelsea Levine. More than 30 students from 13 different schools including Avon,  Lebanon, and Center Grove High Schools came to develop their skills. 

For 2.5 hours students were able to learn alongside the Rhythm X Plateline to practice and enhance their performance abilities. Snapchat was booming with live videos of the clinic to keep you in the loop. Keep up with us live on the weekends with Snapchat at 'rhythmxinc'. 

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Thank you again Seavine for your support in creating an educational experience for students of The X Academy through The Cymbal Clinic. 

The X Store Holiday Hours

For many years The X Store has been a great way for fans, parents, and students of Rhythm X, Inc. to get their own Rhythm X swag and to support Rhythm X, Inc. at the same time. Thank you for your patronage!

We want to let everyone know that starting today, purchases made on The X Store will not arrive in time for Christmas. Our volunteer fulfilment staff has been working day and night to fulfill a trove of orders and we thank them!

Again - thank you for supporting Rhythm X, Inc. Your purchases on The X Store help keep our programs alive!

The X Academy Heads To Costa Rica!

DAYTON, OH - In January, world-class instructor Tom Gasparrini of Rhythm X, Bellbrook High School, and the Bluecoats heads to Costa Rica for a whistle-stop tour of the country teaching marching percussion at six local bands and schools.

This whirlwind event will bring the total number of international events from The X Academy to an astounding thirteen! Rhythm X, Inc. has set a goal of bringing The X Academy to as many aspiring music students in the world as possible. This event falls squarely within our mission.

Most of the Costa Rican clinics on the schedule will be open to the public. Learn more at the clinic page on thexacademy.org here: thex.academy/cr16.

About The X Academy

The X Academy is an educational program of Rhythm X, Inc. started in 2014. The program brings interactive educational events and presentations to music students around the globe. The X Academy hosts the Audition Clinics for Rhythm X, Inc.'s Percussion and Winds programs as well as European X, The Dragons Drumline, and The Growl - the official drumline of the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2015 The X Academy visited three continents and six countries producing an astounding thirteen international events to marching music students.


El X Academia Va A Costa Rica

DAYTON , OH - En enero, instructor de clase mundial Tom Gasparrini de Rhythm X, Bellbrook High School, y los Bluecoats a Costa Rica para una visita relámpago del país enseñando marchando percusión en seis bandas locales y las escuelas.

Este evento torbellino hará que el número total de eventos internacionales de The X Academy a una de trece asombroso! Rhythm X , Inc. ha fijado la meta de llevar The X Academy a tantos estudiantes de música aspirante en el mundo como sea posible. Este evento entra de lleno en nuestra misión.

La mayoría de las clínicas de Costa Rica en el calendario será abierta al público . Más información en la página de la clínica en thexacademy.org aquí: thex.academy/cr16.

Acerca de The X Academy

The X Academy es un programa educativo de Rhythm X, Inc. se inició en 2014. El programa trae eventos y presentaciones educativas interactivas para estudiantes de música de todo el mundo . The X Academy acoge las Audition Clinics para Rhythm X, Inc. Percusión y Vientos programas, así como de European X, The Dragons Drumline , y The Growl - drumline oficial de los Cincinnati Bengals. En 2015 The X Academyvisitó tres continentes y seis países productores de la asombrosa cantidad de trece eventos internacionales a marchar estudiantes de música.

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eXtra Access: Episode 302

In October the third season of eXtra Access, presented by FJM got off to an early start with a recap of the X16 Audition Clinics. Now it's time for your weekly update of our pre-season rehearsals in Indianapolis, IN. Before you watch the video below, click the YouTube subscribe button to the right and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss an episode.

Both Winds and Percussion were in for a full weekend of rehearsal last Friday, but outside of rehearsal there was a lot to be done. Both the Percussion front ensemble and the Winds back ensemble received beautiful new equipment from Pearl Drum Corp and Adams Musical Instruments. Rhythm X, Inc. has been supported for many years by Pearl/Adams and we're always honored when we receive new equipment to play.

In order to keep all our brand new Pearl and Adams gear in top shape, we spent the weekend working on our brand new semi trailer and cleaning out the old one. This year at Rhythm X, Inc. both of our US WGI ensembles will have a semi trailer of their own. Some awesome volunteers spent their weekend flooring the newly installed second floor of the Percussion semi. The Winds semi got some love too. The cast of both groups is looking forward to having more space.

Next weekend we'll be bringing all of our new gear and both of our semi trailers to Danville Community Schools where we'll rehearse, stage more of both shows, and load our new truck! The X Academy will also be hosting a small private clinic for some of the Danville High School students. Interested in bringing The X Academy to your school? Email us at academy@rhythmx.org.

Now - sit back, relax, and enjoy Episode 302 of eXtra Access, presented by FJM - Fred J. Miller!

Want more? You can view every episode of eXtra Access at rhythmx.org/extraaccess and you should subscribe to our YouTube Channel and get instant access to everything we publish.

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.