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Battery rehearsing with Thom Hannum.

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“I Want You Back” Performance

Battery, pit, and drum set students perform the 2013 show tune, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five for an enthusiastic crowd of MPS/DMA parents and friends.

Drum & Bass: Maceo Parker Jam

Ted Sullivan, drum set teacher, and Chris Ball, arranger, bass player, and battery teacher, jam to “Shake Everything You Got” by Maceo Parker.

Dave Fox & Chris Ball School of Groove

Dave Fox and Chris Ball, battery Group B teachers, lead a large group of battery students in their annual “School of Groove” session, reading excerpts from Thom Hannum’s Check Patterns book.

Full Ensemble: Exercise 8

Battery, pit, and drum set students rehearse an accent/tap exercise in a full-ensemble setting outside Grinnell Arena/George N. Parks UMMB building.

Full Ensemble: I Want You Back

Battery, pit, and drum set students rehearse┬áthe 2013 show tune, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five featuring Chris Ball on bass guitar!

Battery: Duple Sequencing

Battery students rehearse “Duple Sequencing,” a basic roll exercise building on a 16th-note “check” and adding increasing “diddles” or double-strokes.

Battery Group A: I Want You Back

Battery Group A students rehearse their parts for I Want You Back, already memorized and playable by Day 2 of camp!

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