On March 2nd and 3rd Doug Perkins participated in the 2012 Baylor Percussion Symposium at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Doug presented a masterclass for the students and also performed with his duo partner Todd Meehan.
The North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival took place on March 16th and 17th. At the festival, Dr. Blake Tyson presented a well received drum clinic titled “Connections.” The clinic demonstrated aspects of composing and performing as a percussionist.
The North Alabama Percussion Clinic Tour was held on Monday March 19th and Tuesday March 20th. The tour took place at 5 different high school in the North Alabama area. The clinics featured Dr. Iain Moyer and Colon McNutt. Every clinic was individually tailored to each groups abilities and upcoming performance needs.
The 39th Annual Arizona Percussive Arts Society (AZPAS) Spring Days of Percussion was held on March 23rd and 24th at Arizona State University in Tempe. The event included over 50 performances by Arizona high school and college students. The featured guest artist, Third Coast Percussion, performed pieces by John Cage and held an informative clinic about composing for percussion.
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