Costa Ri-cap

Over the past two weeks, Rhythm X alumnus and instructor Tom Gasparrini has presented a clinic series across the country of Costa Rica, completing The X Academy's first-ever events in Latin America. The Costa Rica tour is the 8th international event of The X Academy, continuing the expansion of our global reach. Check out all the great places Tom and The X Academy visited on the map below:

While in Costa Rica, Tom visited six different schools across the country to present various clinics on marching percussion. Both Tom and the students at these schools were thrilled to share their love of music and marching percussion and learn from each other. Check out what Tom and some of the students shared about their experience below!

Gran experiencia hoy con Tom󾭞Un placer tocar con un drummer como el y aprender de el󾭞Pura vida Tom󾭞

Posted by Carlos Araya on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Muy complacidos de iniciar este 2016 con la clínica para nuestra sección de Percusión con el maestro Tom Gasparrini...

Posted by Banda Municipal de Acosta on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Una pequeña muestra del trabajo de marcha realizado con Tom Gasparrini.

Posted by Sarchí Marching Band on Friday, January 15, 2016

Fue una exelenten experiencia ojala se vuelva a repetir 󾌵 ¡ pura vida mae ! T_Gas BLUECOATS 😎󾮖󾠔

Posted by Andrey RM on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Keep an eye out for more clinics presented by The X Academy near you! Pura vida!

Dayton Dragons Drumline Audition Clinic a Success!

Yesterday, The X Academy presented the Dayton Dragons Drumline Audition Clinic at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. The event was a great success with students from all over the Dayton area in attendance, eager to learn and be a part of the hottest new thing in minor league baseball. Percussionists of all ages and ability levels were able to take part in the clinic this past weekend. Led by the Dayton Dragons Drumline Founder and Director, Zac Jansheski, students spent the full day learning from experienced staff; focusing on clean technique, rehearsing exercises and cadences, and meeting other students in the area. Check out some photos from the event below:

Congratulations to all those who made the line and thank you to every student who came out to the clinic to make it such a success! Contract signing occurs this upcoming Wednesday, 25. The 2015 Dayton Dragons Drumline will debut at the Opening Day Parade on April 12, 2015! Check out our schedule to find out when you can see the Dayton Dragons Drumline in action at any one of the games!

The X15 Audition Clinics, presented by The X Academy!

It's that time again! Each year we hold audition clinics - open to the public - for anyone regardless of age or playing ability. If you want to be a part of the Rhythm X cast then this is your chance! If you're just looking to learn from our incredible staff then you're welcome too! 

There are two exciting changes to this year's clinics. First, our new project The X Academy is taking over! From now on, all clinic events will be hosted by The X Academy, our new educational wing. Secondly, we're adding winds! We're looking for the best wind players in the activity to be a part of the inaugural season of WGI Winds. If you are a wind player we want to see you at the X15 Audition Clinics!

The clinics will be held on two Sundays: October 12th and 19th at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The clinics start at 10 AM and check-in begins at 9 AM. 


You can register for the clinics at and most of your questions are answered on the FAQs page. Other questions? Just email us at

Whether you're going or not, join in on the hype! Our Facebook Cover Photo and a poster are below. You can download the PDF of the poster here.

Facebook Cover Photo

Audition Poster. (Download a PDF here.)