Today @ Rhythm X, Inc.: Friday, April 8th


Today, Percussion, Winds, and European X will begin their full week of WGI World Championships rehearsals! We were excited to welcome European X yesterday for their first time in the United States! They safely landed in O'Hare Airport and traveled to Dayton, Ohio where they will join up with the rest of the Rhythm X family for tonight's rehearsal. This will be the first time the entire Rhythm X family (Percussion, Winds, and European X) are all together in the same place. European X will compete in the Percussion Independent Open class with their production EXpress. The next 10 days are sure to be historic ones for Rhythm X, Inc.! 

Main Events:


  • Who: European X + Winds + Percussion
  • Where: Middletown MS
  • When: 7 pm 


  • Dragons Opening Day

Make sure you check The X Blog to keep up with what's happening with Rhythm X each day of WGI Championships week! Starting today, each morning we will have daily schedules, updates, and announcements all here on The X Blog. We also love to hear from our fans! Make sure to join the conversation on social media by following us and using our X16 hashtags and signature emojis: #X16 #thealpha🌕 #aurora🌌  #eX16 #EXpress

  • Facebook - Featuring LIVE footage of warm-ups through the week!
  • Snapchat - Add us @ rhythmxinc
  • Instagram - Follow us @ rhythmxinc
  • Twitter

Today is the day! We are on our way to Dayton. Follow us on here!#EXcited #eX16

Posted by European X on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

European X is in the air! The #XFam unites tomorrow evening in Dayton. #X16 #eX16

Posted by Rhythm X on Thursday, April 7, 2016

MEPA Championships Show Recap

Rhythm X had a successful and productive weekend at MEPA Championships with both Percussion and Winds earning Gold medals in their classes! Congratulations on a great season to all of the ensembles who competed this weekend at MEPA Championships. A huge shout out to all of our awesome fans in the audience who made both Prelims and Finals come alive! View the recaps below:


Fans were excited to visit The X Store this weekend to get their hands on our Vintage Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Vintage Black Pocket Tee, and Grey Logo Jackets, as well as enter the X16 Drum Raffle! Order your merch online and come prepared for WGI Championships next week and then stop by The X Store in the WGI Expo tent to check out our brand new merch. Limited Edition X16 Rhythm SeXy tees will also be available starting Wednesday when The X Store opens. Rhythm SeXy tees sell out fast, so make sure you plan to get yours before they're gone!


Now that the weather is getting nicer, we love to see our fans in the lot at all of our performances! Keep an eye on our social media accounts for times and locations where you can stop by to say hey and watch the ensembles warm up in the lot. An audience full of fans in the lot makes for a really great time!

It's a beautiful day for an outdoor warm-up! #RhythmX #drumfam #evansdrumheads #X16 #thealpha🌕

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A huge thank you and shout-out to the parent volunteers who provided meals and support this past weekend at MEPA Championships! We greatly appreciate your generosity and all you do for our organization and members. If you are interested in volunteering to help fuel the members of Rhythm X through finals week by providing part of a meal, please contact Maddie Wessel at maddie@rhythmx.org. Every little bit helps!

Run-through time. #RhythmX #drumfam #evansdrumheads #X16 #TheAlpha🌕

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Rhythm X, Inc. took over the Evans Drumheads Instagram this past Sunday, posting a variety of photos and videos of Rhythm X from MEPA Championships Finals. If you haven't seen it or don't already follow @evansdrumheads, you should check it out! To get all the latest updates and behind the scenes looks at Rhythm X, be sure to follow all of our accounts on the following social media platforms!

  • Facebook - Featuring LIVE footage of warm-ups through the week!
  • Snapchat - Add us @ rhythmxinc
  • Instagram - Follow us @ rhythmxinc
  • Twitter

#X16 #thealpha #aurora

After a fantastic weekend with MEPA Championship Gold Medals around our necks, Rhythm X is looking forward to and preparing for WGI World Championships next week! We are extremely excited to welcome European X for their first ever appearance in the United States as they compete in WGI World Championships. They land this Thursday and we're anxiously counting down to their arrival so that the entire Rhythm X family can be together for the very first time!

Next weekend also marks the beginning of the Dayton Dragons Drumline's season with the Dayton Dragons Baseball Opening Day on April 9! Both the Dragons Drumline and Rhythm X Percussion will perform in the Opening Day Parade, followed by a free concert performed by Rhythm X Percussion on the plaza from 2-3:30 pm. All of these events are open to the public so we hope to see you there! The Dragons Drumline is a program of Rhythm X, Inc., providing local percussion students in the Dayton/Cincinnati area an opportunity to perform for thousands throughout the summer at Dayton Dragons Baseball games and learn from world-class Rhythm X instructional staff. Members of both Percussion and the Dragons Drumline are looking forward to performing with and for each other. 

Keep an eye out on The X Blog for a day-by-day schedule of Rhythm X, Inc. throughout WGI Championships week! See you next week!

Got this good shot of @rhythmxinc in the lot at #WGI Mid South Regional Championships in Bowling Green today.

A photo posted by Tyler Smith (@tyler__smith98) on


X16 Drum Raffle

Grand Prize: Pearl CarbonCore marching snare drum with black finish and chrome hardware. 

Grand Prize: Pearl CarbonCore marching snare drum with black finish and chrome hardware. 

For only $10 you have the chance to win a gorgeous Pearl CarbonCore marching snare drum with black finish and Chrome hardware, the same ones used by the members of X16 in The Alpha.

One Grand Prize winner will win:

  • Pearl CarbonCore marching snare drum
  • Pearl marching snare drum stand
  • A pair of Tim Fairbanks signature sticks (FS-TF) from Innovative Percussion
  • A Rhythm X sticker for your laptop or car

Five lucky runner ups will win:

Entry not valid until paid. In order to purchase, be sure to click the cart button and complete checkout. You can enter the raffle in person at the Rhythm X, Inc. booth at the MEPA Championships and the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.
Need not be present to win. Winners will be announced that the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH. Winners that are not present will be shipped their prize.

If you're younger than 18, always check with your parents before entering raffles and/or sweepstakes like this one. 

MEPA Nutter Center Show Recap

Both Rhythm X ensembles had a fantastic, sunny weekend in Dayton, Ohio, including a performance at the MEPA Nutter Center show. With beautiful weather, solid rehearsals, and an awesome crowd at the Nutter Center, both ensembles had great success taking home two first-place scores. View the recaps for Percussion and Winds.

The Winds performed their full show, Aurora for the first time at MEPA Nutter Center, wow-ing the crowd with a full, breathtaking sound. The Percussion continued adding to their show, The Alpha, releasing their inner wolves, ending the show with the crowd joining in a full howl. 

Temperatures reached 70 degrees and both ensembles were excited to be able to rehearse and warm up outside in February! Make sure to come check us out in warm up at shows, especially when we're in the lot, for an inside look at Rhythm X.  We welcome any fans and supporters to come hang in the lot with us! If you're not at the show, keep an eye on our Twitter for the link to a live stream on Periscope. 

Battery warming up in the lot! Come check us out at MEPA Nutter Center! #X16 #thealpha󾀕

Posted by Rhythm X on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thanks to our friends at Field and Floor FX, Rhythm X is excited to reveal our brand new decals for our semi-trailers. It is now easier than ever to come find and support Rhythm X in the lot. Stop by to take a selfie for a killer new profile picture!

Fans and supporters were able to purchase all their favorite Rhythm X gear at The X Store, including Etymotic Ear Plugs, Tim Fairbanks and Tim Jackson Signature Innovative Percussion sticks, and apparel. The X Store will be open at the WGI Indianapolis Regional and WGI Mid-South Championships, so stop by and get your gear!

Winds and Percussion will compete next at the WGI Indianapolis Regional on March 5th and 6th. In the meantime, keep up with us and reach out on social media including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Periscope. Don't forget to use our #X16 hashtags either! #thealpha🌕 #aurora🌌

Breathtaking. #companyfront @rhythmxinc #WGIwinds #MEPApride #MEPA2016 #X16

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An XWinds Wallpaper For Your Phone

It's Rhythm X premiere week which means both our #X16 Percussion and Winds groups are hitting the stage for the first time at the MEPA Miamisburg contest in Miamisburg, OH.

We're in love with the floor tarp Field and Floor FX printed for us so we made it a wallpaper so you can hype it with us. The download below are designed with iPhones in mind, but if you download the iPhone 6/6S version below it should work with your phone. 'Phablet' users should download the iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus version.

Be prepared to send your friends this link, because once they see your phone they're going to want it! All wallpapers work with the iOS parallax wallpaper feature!


*iPhone 6 Plus wallpaper works with the iOS landscape parallax feature!

The X Store Holiday Hours

For many years The X Store has been a great way for fans, parents, and students of Rhythm X, Inc. to get their own Rhythm X swag and to support Rhythm X, Inc. at the same time. Thank you for your patronage!

We want to let everyone know that starting today, purchases made on The X Store will not arrive in time for Christmas. Our volunteer fulfilment staff has been working day and night to fulfill a trove of orders and we thank them!

Again - thank you for supporting Rhythm X, Inc. Your purchases on The X Store help keep our programs alive!