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ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT: PLEASE WELCOME WILLIAM JAMES !!
We are so proud and trilled to announce that William James has joined the Beetle Percussion Artist roster! We can't thank him enough for his support.
William J. James is the Principal Percussionist of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He won the position at the age of twenty-five while a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. He graduated from New England Conservatory in 2006 with a Masters of Music and was a student of Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Will received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Northwestern University in 2004. While attending Northwestern, he studied with Michael Burritt, an active soloist and clinician throughout the country, and James Ross, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Will has played with many outstanding ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and Chautauqua Festival Orchestra. In addition to his experience as an orchestral player, he has performed several solo recitals across the country as well as soloing with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Will has continued his career as a chamber musician in Saint Louis. He is a regular artist performing with the Pulitzer Foundation Chamber Music Series and plays in a Percussion and Piano Duo with Peter Henderson.
Will is a very active educator in the percussion community. His book The Modern Concert Snare Drum Roll has been met with critical acclaim as a much needed resource for both teachers and students. He has a studio of local students in Saint Louis and has given countless masterclasses across the country at numerous colleges, summer festivals, Days of Percussion and universities; teaching the next generation of great percussionists.
Will is very involved in the Percussive Arts Society (PAS). His articles have been published in Percussive Notes, the PAS periodical, he has presented at the 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2015 PAS International Conventions, and is currently serving on the PAS Symphonic Committee. Will proudly uses Zildjian Cymbals, Malletech Sticks and Instruments, Evans Drumheads, Grover Percussion Instruments and Beetle Percussion Products in all of his musical projects and performances. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Will visits the Old North State often, where he enjoys the outdoors and still pulls for his favorite sports teams.
You can find out more about Will at www.williamjamespercussion.com
BEETLE PERCUSSION SLEIGH BELLS NOW AVAILABLE
The Beetle Percussion Sleigh Bells consist of 35 steel E flat 1.25" bells, a large comfortable hand turned handle, large beveled playing surface on bottom so bells won't slip, top and bottom recycled car tire rubber covered playing surfaces, two flat places to silently sit on, silent lifting and setting down, bells aligned for short, crisp attacks with fast decay, we foam tab the back of the bell rivets to control vibration and to keep the bells taught for articulation and use thick, high quality American made webbing to rivet the bells to. All hand made and assembled, and of course, made from earth friendly beetle killed pine and recycled car tires! These are the finest hand made sleigh bells available used by the world's best musicians and symphonies.
BEETLE PERCUSSION MARCHING PADS NOW AVAILABLE
The Beetle Percussion Marching Double Sided Practice Pad has a recycled wood fiber core that is completely covered with recycled car tire rubber from California. There is a 13 1/2" full sized option and a 10" travel pad that sits 1 1/2" tall with a stick/ear saving rubber rim. You can tell a shot from a tick or miss on this pad - the misses dud in to the rubber rim and a good shot has a distinct different sound than the rim or pad surface alone. The bottom side has 1/4" thick standard tire rubber for general practice and the rim side has the thinner, faster 3/16" tire rubber for rudimental.
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