Dayton Dragons Drumline

Weekend Recap - European X, Dragons Drumline, & More!

This past weekend was a busy one across the globe for Rhythm X, Inc. European X attended (and won!) the WGI Almere Regional, The X Academy hosted the Dragons Drumline Audition Clinic at Fifth Third Field in Downtown Dayton, and both the US Winds and Percussion group had three-day rehearsals in Bellbrook and Mason, Ohio.

European X competed in their first WGI Regional in Almere, Netherlands, taking home a first place finish with an impressive score of 87.4! View the Prelims Recap and Finals Recap. They performed their production "EXpress," featuring several additions from their recent consultation with Rhythm X, Inc. designer and President, Tim Fairbanks. The colorful drum slips are the awesome work of ON2 Percussion, paired with none other than Pearl Drums. European X also took over the Rhythm X Snapchat, so keep your eye out for a glimpse of the Netherlands on all social media!

1st place with a score of 87.4, European WGI Regional Champion! #eX16

Posted by European X on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Back here in the States, it was also a big weekend for the Dragons Drumline with the Dragons Drumline Audition Clinic presented by The X Academy at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. Dozens of students from Dayton and Cincinnati came out to participate in the audition clinics with the hope of being a part of the best minor league baseball drumline in the area, and to learn from world-class instructors. Students spent the day playing several exercises and cadences and receiving feedback from Dragons Drumline Director Zac Jansheski and Rhythm X clinicians Jared Kortz and Alex McIntosh. Heater - the team mascot -  even stopped by to join in the fun! Contracted members will attend a signing event this upcoming Wednesday with the Dragons Drumline at Fifth Third Field. 

Heater came to audition for the Dragons Drumline but we're not really sure we have an X Academy shirt that will fit him...#dragonsdrumline󾇞

Posted by Rhythm X on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Meanwhile in Dayton and Cincinnati, Percussion and Winds rehearsed all weekend refining, cleaning, and producing their productions "The Alpha" and "Aurora" in preparation for the WGI Indianapolis Regional next weekend, March 5-6. Come see us next weekend to keep up with all the exciting happenings with both ensembles!

#X16 #thealpha🌕

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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!