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Are you looking for new inspiration and fresh input for your band, ensemble or musical organization, Show & Marching Music is the right partner!

Because of the knowledge and experience we build over the years during our workshops throughout Europe (incl. Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and The Netherlands), we are able to create a pleasant and educational experience for all participants.

In the field of percussion we can help you with the below workshops. Are you looking for a different musical workshop, please contact us. Thanks to the network we have built over the years there are many possibilities in cooperation with worldwide partners.

 


 

Elektronic Percussion

Electronic percussion has been developed in the recent years so that it can be easily integrated in the contemporary percussion ensemble. This allows you to have a wider range of (percussion) instruments at your disposal. For example there are electronic snare drums with more than just snare drum sounds or drum pads which you can activate loops, samples or special effects that you otherwise couldn’t use so easily.


In recent years Dirkjan van Groningen has been involved in the integration of electronics in the modern percussion ensembles. He frequently used samples, loops and backtracks in his percussion ensemble arrangements. Besides that Dirkjan does live drums shows and workshops as Drum DJ with a complete electronic drums- and percussion set-up.


During this workshop the participants are getting acquainted with different Roland electronic percussion instruments and learning to apply these creatively in a (mallet) percussion ensemble or a marching group. Also a fun ensemble piece is being worked on in which various electronic percussion instruments are being used. We can adjust the level of the workshop to the level of the players in the ensemble, which makes the workshop very suitable for youth groups. Electronics & Marching Percussion Video.

Are you interested in this workshop at your band, ensemble or (music) school, please contact us for a free quote.


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The “Groovy” Drumband

Many European drum bands are still playing al lot of traditional marching drum band music. Did you know that there are a lot of nice “groovy” drum band pieces available nowadays? These pieces contain a lot of influences from contemporary pop music and are (especially for youth members) more fun to play than the traditional marching drum band music, because the pieces are much more in line with the perception of youth.


Workshop leader Dirkjan van Groningen is specialized in writing “groovy” music for drum bands and percussion ensembles. Good examples are the pieces he wrote for his “School Groove Pack” and the “T&M Cadence Packs”, which consists of more volumes.


The workshop consists of explaining (basic) essential techniques and studying on a great “groovy” drum pieces from one of the above packages. We can adjust the level of the workshop to the level of the players of your drum band or percussion ensemble, this makes the workshop very suitable for youth ensembles. The Groovy Drumband Video.

Are you interested in this workshop at your band, ensemble or (music) school, please contact us for a free quote.


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Marching Percussion/Rudimental Drumming

The popularity of Marching percussion and rudimental drumming is growing in Europe. As a result, more and more groups are considering to use this way of drumming. How do you decide if this is what you are looking for with your ensemble or band? What about a marching percussion workshop?


Workshop leader Dirkjan van Groningen played at several Dutch show band and drum corps. Besides that, he toured through the USA with Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps. He’s also writing music and organising clinics for different European marching bands, drumcorps, and marching percussion ensembles. With his experience and know-how he makes every workshop an interesting, informative and pleasant experience.


The workshop consists of explaining (basic) essential techniques for the different instruments from the marching percussion ensemble, which will be presented in different warm up exercises. We are also studying on a nice cadence or groove. It’s even possible to organise a complet Majestic drumline, so you can try all the different marching instruments yourself. We can adjust the level of the workshop to the levels of the players of your group, this makes the workshop very suitable for youth ensembles. Marching Percussion Video.

Are you interested in this workshop at your band, ensemble or (music) school, please contact us for a free quote.


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