Where It All Began

In 2002 the Rhythm X, Inc. organization began as a small community percussion ensemble for high school students in the Columbus area. The ensemble quickly rose to success - winning the Percussion Independent Open Championship in its first year, and immediately entering the Percussion World Class.

The ensemble has seen many successes, and contributed to the design language of the WGI activity as a whole. In 2008 the ensemble won its first-ever World Class Championship, a feat it repeated in 2009 and 2013. The ensemble has earned a medal in nine of its fourteen seasons of World Class competition.

In 2013, Rhythm X, Inc. began a campaign to grow beyond its beginnings as an indoor drumline. The organization has taken its educational and design knowledge and expanded to three WGI ensembles including the first-ever WGI Winds world champion, and a PIO ensemble operating near Amsterdam, Netherlands and open to students all across Europe. The organization brings its educational influence to thousands of students across the globe through The X Academy  - a educational clinic series.