23 Sep

It all starts with percussion

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSScott Hartsfield, the head director of bands for Port Isabel schools, believes in percussion.  That’s to be expected as he is a longtime percussionist himself.  The Press dropped in on him at his office at the high school music department this week and he talked about why he always brings in the drum line and frontal ensemble sections first for summer practice.“I always have the percussion section – whether it’s the frontal ensemble, all the keyboard stuff or battery, come in before the rest of the band.  It’s the only way to get it done at this point.  The stability is important – there has to be a good foundation.  And the foundation is drum line and frontal ensemble.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedPercussionists Report for DutyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band’s percussion section is wasting no time getting ready for the upcoming season. It’s only the first week of July and already some members of the elite squad have hit the school’s music room for some…July 3, 2015In “News”Silver Tarpon Drum Line Report MondayBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS When I was a snare drummer in the high school marching band in Hampton, Iowa, a decade or two ago, our first day of practice always coincided with the first day of classes.  That was in Iowa and that was back in the…June 26, 2015In “News”All Together Now – Silver Tarpon Band ReportsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been all percussion so far this summer, until this week.  On Wednesday, July 15, the frontal ensemble and battery were joined by the rest of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band in the two main rehearsal halls of Port Isabel High School. The…July 24, 2015In “News”last_img

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