The official drumline of the Cincinnati Bengals is now a program of Rhythm X, Inc. and will operate as a recurring program of Rhythm X Productions.

Rhythm X, Inc. has made its home in Southwest Ohio so joining forces with our hometown NFL team makes perfect sense. The Growl is our second professional athletic drumline, the first being the Dragons Drumline - which performs at Dayton Dragons Baseball home games in downtown Dayton. The Dragons Drumline is geared toward younger, developing musicians and The Growl for professional players. 

We're eager to work with The Bengals, and incredibly thankful to our world-class partners who will make the ensemble possible.

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Alex McIntosh

Ensemble Director

Alex McIntosh is a performer, educator, and clinician in music programs in the state of Ohio.  He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Miami University in 2012. 

Alex is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at Colerain High School in Cincinnati and has served on the percussion staff for Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio and Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also teaches front ensemble percussion at Miami University.

Alex is highly active in the world music genre of percussion—he has gone on national tours with the Miami University Steel Band and has performed in the Global Rhythms festival.