MEPA

MEPA Championships Show Recap

Rhythm X had a successful and productive weekend at MEPA Championships with both Percussion and Winds earning Gold medals in their classes! Congratulations on a great season to all of the ensembles who competed this weekend at MEPA Championships. A huge shout out to all of our awesome fans in the audience who made both Prelims and Finals come alive! View the recaps below:

 

Fans were excited to visit The X Store this weekend to get their hands on our Vintage Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Vintage Black Pocket Tee, and Grey Logo Jackets, as well as enter the X16 Drum Raffle! Order your merch online and come prepared for WGI Championships next week and then stop by The X Store in the WGI Expo tent to check out our brand new merch. Limited Edition X16 Rhythm SeXy tees will also be available starting Wednesday when The X Store opens. Rhythm SeXy tees sell out fast, so make sure you plan to get yours before they're gone!

 

Now that the weather is getting nicer, we love to see our fans in the lot at all of our performances! Keep an eye on our social media accounts for times and locations where you can stop by to say hey and watch the ensembles warm up in the lot. An audience full of fans in the lot makes for a really great time!

It's a beautiful day for an outdoor warm-up! #RhythmX #drumfam #evansdrumheads #X16 #thealpha🌕

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A huge thank you and shout-out to the parent volunteers who provided meals and support this past weekend at MEPA Championships! We greatly appreciate your generosity and all you do for our organization and members. If you are interested in volunteering to help fuel the members of Rhythm X through finals week by providing part of a meal, please contact Maddie Wessel at maddie@rhythmx.org. Every little bit helps!

Run-through time. #RhythmX #drumfam #evansdrumheads #X16 #TheAlpha🌕

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Rhythm X, Inc. took over the Evans Drumheads Instagram this past Sunday, posting a variety of photos and videos of Rhythm X from MEPA Championships Finals. If you haven't seen it or don't already follow @evansdrumheads, you should check it out! To get all the latest updates and behind the scenes looks at Rhythm X, be sure to follow all of our accounts on the following social media platforms!

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

#X16 #thealpha #aurora

After a fantastic weekend with MEPA Championship Gold Medals around our necks, Rhythm X is looking forward to and preparing for WGI World Championships next week! We are extremely excited to welcome European X for their first ever appearance in the United States as they compete in WGI World Championships. They land this Thursday and we're anxiously counting down to their arrival so that the entire Rhythm X family can be together for the very first time!

Next weekend also marks the beginning of the Dayton Dragons Drumline's season with the Dayton Dragons Baseball Opening Day on April 9! Both the Dragons Drumline and Rhythm X Percussion will perform in the Opening Day Parade, followed by a free concert performed by Rhythm X Percussion on the plaza from 2-3:30 pm. All of these events are open to the public so we hope to see you there! The Dragons Drumline is a program of Rhythm X, Inc., providing local percussion students in the Dayton/Cincinnati area an opportunity to perform for thousands throughout the summer at Dayton Dragons Baseball games and learn from world-class Rhythm X instructional staff. Members of both Percussion and the Dragons Drumline are looking forward to performing with and for each other. 

Keep an eye out on The X Blog for a day-by-day schedule of Rhythm X, Inc. throughout WGI Championships week! See you next week!

Got this good shot of @rhythmxinc in the lot at #WGI Mid South Regional Championships in Bowling Green today.

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MEPA Nutter Center Show Recap

Both Rhythm X ensembles had a fantastic, sunny weekend in Dayton, Ohio, including a performance at the MEPA Nutter Center show. With beautiful weather, solid rehearsals, and an awesome crowd at the Nutter Center, both ensembles had great success taking home two first-place scores. View the recaps for Percussion and Winds.

The Winds performed their full show, Aurora for the first time at MEPA Nutter Center, wow-ing the crowd with a full, breathtaking sound. The Percussion continued adding to their show, The Alpha, releasing their inner wolves, ending the show with the crowd joining in a full howl. 

Temperatures reached 70 degrees and both ensembles were excited to be able to rehearse and warm up outside in February! Make sure to come check us out in warm up at shows, especially when we're in the lot, for an inside look at Rhythm X.  We welcome any fans and supporters to come hang in the lot with us! If you're not at the show, keep an eye on our Twitter for the link to a live stream on Periscope. 

Battery warming up in the lot! Come check us out at MEPA Nutter Center! #X16 #thealpha󾀕

Posted by Rhythm X on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thanks to our friends at Field and Floor FX, Rhythm X is excited to reveal our brand new decals for our semi-trailers. It is now easier than ever to come find and support Rhythm X in the lot. Stop by to take a selfie for a killer new profile picture!

Fans and supporters were able to purchase all their favorite Rhythm X gear at The X Store, including Etymotic Ear Plugs, Tim Fairbanks and Tim Jackson Signature Innovative Percussion sticks, and apparel. The X Store will be open at the WGI Indianapolis Regional and WGI Mid-South Championships, so stop by and get your gear!

Winds and Percussion will compete next at the WGI Indianapolis Regional on March 5th and 6th. In the meantime, keep up with us and reach out on social media including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Periscope. Don't forget to use our #X16 hashtags either! #thealpha🌕 #aurora🌌

Breathtaking. #companyfront @rhythmxinc #WGIwinds #MEPApride #MEPA2016 #X16

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MEPA Championships Show Recap

Rhythm X had a successful weekend in Hamilton, taking gold in both Percussion and Winds. You can review the Winds prelims and finals scores, as well as Percussion prelims and finals scores. 

A huge thank you to Lebanon High School Indoor Drumline for helping us move our props on and off to the floor- your help was greatly appreciated!. Congratulations to Lebanon and all of the other groups for an amazing show weekend, and a big thanks to MEPA for putting on a great season for us all. 

The weather in Hamilton was beautiful this weekend and we are so happy that our fans can come to the lot outside to watch us warm up. Having support in the lot before a show ignites an energy in the groups that is a vital component to our performances. Be sure to find us in the lot at WGI Championships coming up in Dayton, Ohio!

If you can not make it to the lot in person, we have added yet another exciting way for our fans to follow Rhythm X! Meerkat is the perfect, and free, way to watch the warm ups of both Rhythm X ensembles on show day. Simply download Meerkat on your phone and watch our Twitter and Facebook for the link to the live stream of both the Percussion and Winds warm-ups. 

Also, keep up with show days via Instagram and add us on Snapchat at 'rhythmxinc'! 

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Only two more weeks until WGI Finals in Dayton, OH, that means less than 14 days to enter in the chance to win a Pearl CarbonCore marching snare drum, and design your very own wrap from ON2 Percussion. 

We would like to thank the parents and friends of Rhythm X, Inc. for supporting us throughout the season by donating food for the groups on show weekends. We are grateful for your dedication and help with the organization- the members could not do any of this without you!

Can't wait to see you all at WGI World Championships in just 2 short weeks!

MEPA Hamilton Show Recap

The first show is in the books! Rhythm X debuted  "When One Door Closes" on Sunday at MEPA's Hamilton show. You can view the scores here.

The X Academy hosted a free percussion clinic in the Hamilton High School Auditorium after the show, where Tim Jackson discussed Rhythm X's technique and performance practices, as well as facilitating a free t-shirt give-away and performances of chunks of the X15 show. If you missed the clinic or want to learn more, get all the tips and techniques with the X15 Percussion Technique Packet.

Keep up with Rhythm X on the weekends through social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, various Twitter accounts, Vine, and Snapchat at 'rhythmxinc'. It is an easy and entertaining way for you to interact with our ensembles and staff throughout the X15 season. Join the conversation by tagging your posts #X15

Not only did Rhythm X debut a show this weekend, we also debuted brand new merchandise at The X Store booth including zip-up jackets, new t-shirt designs, flat-billed hats, lanyards, and more! Keep an eye out for these new products to soon be added to The X Store for online ordering. Get your gear online or visit The X Store booth in two weeks at the WGI Indianapolis Regional!

After a successful first show weekend, Rhythm X ensembles are excited to get back to work to prepare for our first WGI Regional in Indianapolis on Saturday, February 14. In the meantime, follow our social media accounts throughout the week for the latest and greatest of Rhythm X. See you in two weeks!

MEPA Championships Recap

This past weekend Rhythm X competed in the Mid East Performance Association Championships at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. To view prelims scores, visit here. To view finals scores, visit here. Congratulations to all who participated and put on excellent performances throughout the weekend!

Rhythm X was excited to reveal that we have raised the bar, adding several feet onto the backfield auxiliary percussion unit- affectionately know as "Rack City" by the cast and staff. The "high beam" is now 11" tall made entire of units for the Adams Endurance Field Frame. See photos, videos, and the reactions of fans to the raised bar below.

Behind the curtain, right before the full retreat, several of the sections from various groups met up to congratulate each other! The cast of X14 loves to meet fans and fellow performers, so feel free to stop by the lot or after performances to meet them. This kind of comradery is one of the many reasons this activity is so outstanding!

The X Store was open once again this weekend at MEPA Championships! Several fans were able to gear up on hoodies, t-shirts, sticks, practice pads, and stickers. Visit The X Store online to prepare for WGI World Championships, or visit The X Store booth at the WGI World Championships Expo in two weeks!

To stay involved for the rest of the season, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Facebook! Remember to tag all your posts #X14 to be a part of the conversation. Can you help us reach 6k followers on Twitter by finals? Shout out to Brayden Segat for helping us with this effort!

Stay tuned for more updates as we push towards WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on April 10-12! Rhythm X would love to see you there- at the booth, in the lot, and especially in the arena!

MEPA Centerville Recap

This past Saturday, March 1, #X14 performed in the MEPA show at Centerville High School. With the entire show on the floor, Rhythm X scored 88.05. Check out the full score recap here. Take a peek at a few seconds of the show added this weekend below:

The ensemble also debuted brand new uniforms provided by Fred J Miller, featuring the Abalone texture that coordinates with the drum finish by Pearl. The cast and staff are excited about them and so are the fans! If you love the drums as much as we do, remember to enter in the X14 Drum Raffle for the chance to call one your own!

The weather was so nice on Saturday that the ensemble was able to warm up outside! Feel free to come watch #X14 in the lot before any of our shows this season. You can even download our popular warm up Loose, which you will definitely hear in the lot!

 

Thanks to all our fans for the support this weekend, both at the show and on social media! Remember to tag your posts #X14 to join in the conversation!

As you read above, Michele can't wait for next weekend and neither can we! #X14 takes the floor at 7:16pm at the WGI Dayton Regional, hosted at Kettering Fairmont High School. See you there!