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  1. Battery/Front Ensemble arranger available for Fall 2019 Over 20 years of writing experience (middle school, high school, college, and DCI) References and samples available upon request Very affordable rates to fit your budget Quick turnaround, from start to finish, of customized books that fit your specific music vision Contact Ben at # 815-217-5648 or benmusic@hotmail.com for details
  2. Registration is now open for CADENCE PERCUSSION 2017. This week-long percussion experience will be held June 12-15 at Sycamore Middle School from 9-3 pm each day (lunch provided). Any percussionist between the age of 10-18 can register at https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=sycamore Cost is $125 ($135 - non-Sycamore residents) and all skill levels can register. All instruments (drum line/keyboard mallets) are provided by Cadence Percussion and Sycamore Middle School. Go to http://www.cadencepercussion.org/home.html for more information. Contact Ben Weaver (founder/director/arranger) with any questions: benmusic@hotmail.com Now accepting staff applications. Scholarships are available.
  3. CADENCE PERCUSSION 2017 summer percussion camp will be held June 12-15 at Sycamore Middle School from 9-3 pm each day (lunch provided). Any percussionist between the age of 10-18 can register at https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=sycamore Cost is $125 ($135 - non-Sycamore residents) and all skill levels can register. All instruments (drum line/keyboard mallets) are provided by Cadence Percussion and Sycamore Middle School. Go to http://www.cadencepercussion.org/home.html for more information. Contact Ben Weaver (founder/director/arranger) with any questions: benmusic@hotmail.com Now accepting staff applications. Scholarships are available.
  4. The Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (Open Class) is seeking to fill 2 staff positions by December 9th. We are looking for an experienced Front Ensemble Caption Head and a FE tech for the 2017 competitive season. All qualified candidates should contact Ben Weaver for more information: benmusic@hotmail.com Thanks. Ben Racine Scouts Percussion Coordinator / Percussion Arranger https://racinescouts.yolasite.com https://www.facebook.com/RacineScouts
  5. Percussion arranger available...

    If anyone is looking for a last-minute percussion arranger for their marching show, please contact me. I have over 20 years of professional experience in percussion education (middle school through college) and several years performing and teaching in the marching arts (Music City Legend). I have a bachelor's degree in percussion performance from Northern Illinois University and a PEL with a music endorsement in K-12 music education. Some samples of my writing can be found at www.cadencepercussion.org Thanks! Ben benmusic@hotmail.com
  6. ATTENTION BAND DIRECTORS AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS: This is the first announcement about a new summer percussion camp for your middle school and high school percussionists. This camp, Cadence Percussion, will be held on Mondays during the summer at Sycamore MS. The dates of the camp are June 15th through Aug 3rd and offers three different levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The first class starts at 9 am and the last class ends at 3 pm, each being two hours in length. Students should work with their band directors and private teachers to determine the level that they should choose when pre-registering. Cost is $100 / $ 115 (non-res). Official registration begins April 20th through the Sycamore Park District and the registration deadline is June 11th, 2015. For more information and to pre-register, please visit the Cadence Percussion website: http://www.cadencepercussion.org/home.html More details will be sent to area band directors and other educators with the help of our co-sponsors. This camp is co-sponsored by the Sycamore Park District, Sycamore Middle School (Scott Mertens, director), and Mattix Music. Additionally, those experienced percussionists (over age 21) who want to be considered for a teaching staff position should contact Ben Weaver: benmusic@hotmail.com. Thank you!! Ben Weaver Cadence Percussion, founder/director/arranger www.cadencepercussion.org
  7. Immediate Opening Position(s): Pit tech, Bass Drum tech, and various Wind techs Where: Plainfield North HS (Plainfield, Illinois) Plainfield North HS is looking to fill two percussion and various woodwind tech positions for the summer and fall 2014 marching season. If you are interested and have experience teaching in any of these sections, please contact Tim Hatcher, director of bands at Plainfield North HS, for more details: THatcher@psd202.org Summer Music Practices (June-Aug) Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5 until 9 pm at PNHS Band Camp (Plainfield North HS) July 28th-August 1st: 1:00-9:00pm August 4th-8th: 1:00-9:00pm Other Practices Saturday 9 – 3:30 pm (Aug 16, 23) More are on the band calendar that can be discussed at a later date. Interested applicants should send a bio/music résumé with prior experience & accomplishments and 2 references to Tim Hatcher at Plainfield North HS (THatcher@psd202.org). The preferable applicant will have WGI/DCI teaching experience and/or a college music degree. They should have the ability to teach and lead students with a great attitude. Pay will be based on experience/background.
  8. Hey drummers! Want to get an edge and keep up your drum line and front ensemble skills during the off-season? This youth-oriented group offers an educational drumming experience that is both fun and competitive. Percussion students learn drum line and front ensemble techniques in an indoor setting to refine their skills. Cadence Percussion will participate in local exhibitions and future competitive circuits and is taught by expert percussionists and instructors from Chicagoland and NIU. All instruments, equipment, and music are provided. Members are encouraged to bring their own sticks/mallets and drums. Space is limited. Sign up today! Beginners: Age 10-14 (9 -11 am every Monday) Intermediate: Age 15-17
 (11 - 1 pm every Monday) Advanced: Age 18-21
 (1-3 pm every Monday) Dates: June 16th-August 4th Location: Sycamore Middle School band room 
 Teacher: Mattix Music Studio Faculty Price: $100 / $115 NR Instruments: Marching snare, quads, bass drum, cymbals, and mallet percussion Register today through the Sycamore Park District! Click on this link or call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3365 Visit www.cadencepercussion.org for more information! Space is limited! Sign up today!
  9. Percussion Arranger/Teacher Available

    - Illinois-based percussion performer and arranger available for work with all levels of middle school and high school percussionists - Bachelor's in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University - Post-Baccelaureate work currently being doing at N.I.U. in Music Education - Over 20 years of teaching and playing experience in all styles of percussion - Marched snare in the DCA corps Music City Legend ('04, '05, '10) - Arranged and taught for various middle and high school percussion programs in Northern Illinois and Tennessee - Arranged for the N.I.U. Huskie Marching Band (currently tech. also under Bret Kuhn) - Affordable rates - Resumé available upon request - Contact me with any questions: benmusic@hotmail.com Thanks, Ben Weaver
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