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MEPA Miamisburg Recap

This past weekend, Rhythm X Percussion and Wind Ensembles premiered their programs for the X16 Performance Tour at MEPA Miamisburg. Percussion premiered The Alpha, with amazing 'trees' and a new tarp from Field & Floor FX. The Winds premiered Aurora, featuring the music of John Mackey's Aurora Awakes. You can view the Percussion scores here, and the Winds scores here

After the show,  The X Academy held a clinic that was well attended by local students and educators from the Cincinnati/Dayton area. The Rhythm X design team explained and revealed how our show was created, and layered. The front ensemble demonstrated parts that sound independent, but when played together create the catchy melody you hear. 

Photo Credit: Jon Braude

Photo Credit: Jon Braude

The battery then demonstrated how they are tackling a difficult design challenge this year. Each page of the show is learned with a syncopated foot timing that almost never follows a consistent pulse. This requires the players to learn the music over the syncopation or polyrhythm in the feet for every page. Battery arranger Tim Jackson discussed this logistical and educational challenge as well as how it ties into 'The Alpha' theme which often attempts to be 'first' to conquer something difficult. 

Photo Credit: Jon Braude

Photo Credit: Jon Braude

Keep up with this groundbreaking season by following us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. You can also check us out on Periscope, accessed through links on our Twitter, for a live feed of rehearsals and lots throughout the season!


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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 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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