CYMBAL SELECTION IN THE FRONT ENSEMBLE
With Brian Dinkel and the Blue Devils
The unique sounds of a drum corps, marching band or indoor percussion ensemble can be drastically altered by the multitude of percussive sounds that are available to the front ensemble arranger and instructor. From the dark, massive wash of simultaneous cymbal and gong rolls to the shimmering ethereal sounds of a thin splash, the color palette is virtually limitless.
Brian Dinkel, Front Ensemble Arranger, Caption Head and Audio Coordinator of the Blue Devils discusses his perspective for selecting the Zildjian instruments that make up the 2022 show, “Tempus Blue.”