WGI Indy Regional

WGI Indy Regional Recap

Both US competing ensembles had a successful and productive weekend at the WGI Regionals in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rhythm X Winds had their first Winds only regional at Avon High School all day Saturday, for both prelims and finals. The Percussion Ensemble earned first place for both prelims and finals

The Percussion showcased their new uniforms, designed by Fred J Miller Inc which contains elements from past uniforms of Rhythm X Percussion. The bright red uniforms have a unique design with the white backs, giving the members the illusion of being "Gone" when they are facing back. 

#X17 #lookingback

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The X Store booth was open throughout the entire weekend for our fans to grab the newest gear! You can stop by at our next show or head over to the online store and get your $5 lanyard with the recently discounted Tim Fairbanks Signature Sticks, and Tim Jackson Signature Tenor Sticks

Thank you for all of your support of Rhythm X Inc.! Check out the rest of our performance tour schedule, and catch our next show on March 25-26!

WGI Indianapolis & CGN Franeker Show Recap

This past weekend was really successful for the Rhythm X, Inc. performance ensembles! Competing at the WGI Indianapolis Regional, both Percussion and Winds took home first place with high scores and Percussion breaking 90! European X competed at CGN (Color Guard Netherlands) Contest Franeker, also taking home first place in Open Class Percussion with a score of 87.25. Check out the recaps below:

  1. WGI Indy -  Percussion Prelims and Finals Recap
  2. WGI Indy - Winds Prelims and Finals Recap
  3. CGN Contest Franeker - Recap

Competing against another CGN Champion, European X took home first place by a solid 3.5 points performing their production, "EXpress." Their big trip across the world to WGI Championships in Dayton, Ohio in April is coming up soon and we cannot wait to have the whole Rhythm X family together for a whole week!

1st place with a score of 87.25 #eX16

Posted by European X on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thanks to Fred J. Miller, Inc., both the Percussion and Winds received parts of their awesome new uniforms for the show this past weekend. The Winds' black uniforms, with pops of color and a little bit of sparkle, both complement and contrast "the prettiest tarp in WGI Winds," as well as our gorgeous Adams Brass instruments. The Percussion uniform continues to evolve with the addition of torn and textured shirts, custom designed by FJM's Byron Valentine for "The Alpha."

Prelims & Finals - First-Place Finish

Posted by Jon Braude Photography on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Another shout-out to one of our amazing sponsors, Pageantry Innovations, for our 3 new electronics carts, giving us an easier and more attractive way to transport our electronics equipment. We currently have two carts available for pre-sale, visit our Pre-Sale if you are interested!

The X Store was open once again at the WGI Indy Regional with apparel, X-Plugs, water bottles, and Tim Jackson and Tim Fairbanks Signature Innovative Percussion sticks. Keep your eye out for brand new merchandise next weekend at The X Store booth at WGI Mid-South Championships in Bowling Green, KY! Get it at the regional before it's even put online!

A huge thank you to the parents and volunteers who provided meals for the members of Rhythm X this past weekend helping fuel them through the regional. Everyone at Rhythm X greatly appreciates your endless support and generous donations. Another thank you to Franklin Central for housing both ensembles at the Franklin Central Annex, with great facilities, awesome staff, and convenient location to the show!

Next weekend, both Rhythm X Percussion and Winds will be competing at WGI Mid-South Championships at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Come see us perform and keep up with the ever-evolving productions, "The Alpha" and "Aurora" - no two shows are ever the same! Visit The X Store booth to be the first to get the all new 2016 Rhythm X Merch! Hopefully we will see you all there, but if not, tune into Facebook Live to stream Rhythm X warm up in real-time! Check out our live warm-up feed from this past weekend below:

Percussion Warm-Up #X16 #thealpha󾀕

Posted by Rhythm X on Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Top 5 Ways to Follow X15 at the WGI Indy Regional

Wish you could experience Rhythm X's first WGI Regional of 2015 in person. What about the world premier of our Winds? Whether you're at the show or not, it's easy to keep up with Rhythm X as we head into the WGI Indianapolis Regional. Read below the top 5 ways to get in on all the action:

1. Rhythm X Live

This week we are introducing a one-of-a-kind way to keep in touch with Rhythm X during large events. Now you can visit rhythmx.org/live for all the in-depth coverage of our performance ensembles, The X Academy, and The X Store at an event! You could even see your tweets appear on the #X15 Twitter feed there.

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2. Snapchat

You only have 24 hours- watch it as many times as you can! Find us at 'rhythmxinc'

3. Twitter

There's nothing quite like a band kid's Twitter feed exploding on a show day... We also love re-tweeting our fans! Follow and tweet at us @rhythmxinc and tag your posts #X15!

4. Facebook

Whoever said Facebook was going out of style, obviously hasn't liked the Rhythm X page...

5. Instagram/Vine

Follow us on Vine here and Instagram here!

Rhythm X and ON2 Percussion Join Forces

Today we're excited to finally announce that Rhythm X and ON2 Percussion - the preeminent designer and manufacturer of drum slips - are joining forces. This year the Rhythm X battery will be marching with ON2 drum slips over our Pearl CarbonCore instruments.

This year the overall visual design of our show requires a level of customization on our drums slips that only ON2 can provide. They are the industry leader in customization of drum slips and even accompanying bass drum heads. ON2 and FJM, Inc. have worked closely to ensure that our drum slips, heads, and uniforms are something the activity has never seen before.

Stay tuned, tomorrow we'll release the first images of the X15 uniform and drum slip concepts.

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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!