Premier at Winter Storm 2011
21 December 2010
From 14th to 16th January 2011, Kansas City, Missouri will once again play host to the international ‘Winter Storm’ piping and drumming event, which is organised annually by the Midwest Highland Arts Fund.
The event, celebrating its tenth year, annually features Gold and Silver Medal piping & drumming competitions, workshops led by some of the best musicians in the world, a spectacular Saturday night showcase concert, and renowned after-concert ‘Winter Steam’ party, where the organisers suggest visitors bring their bagpipe and drum to play for prizes and be ready to lend their voice and hands to select the winner of the annual Drum Fanfare Competition.
Pipers and drummers of all experience levels can gain a meaningful educational experience and world-class tuition at the numerous workshops, where students are encouraged to rotate between classes, divided by experience level, and receive a broad spectrum of instruction on such topics as:
• Tuning the drum corps
• Leading and teaching a drum corps
• Writing drum scores
• Rudiments and exercises
• Drum scores for all grades and abilities
• Basic and advanced technique
• Tenors; rhythm and flourishing integration, and split voices.
• Bass; beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction in all aspects of bass drumming
The Annual Concert features an international, all star line-up of the world's best bagpipers and drummers from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States, as well as world-class solo, ensemble, drum corps, drum major, and pipe band performances. Special guest performers on the night will be the Champions of the 2011 Midwest Highland Arts Fund Gold and Silver Medal Piping and the Gold Medal Snare, Tenor, and Bass Drumming competitions.
Premier’s United States and Canadian national distributors, plus international endorsing artists will be on hand and very happy to answer questions throughout the event.
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