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November 4th, 2022
RMPA-Con 2022 Session Schedule

The schedule for the day has been finalized!  

- Registration and check-in starts at 10am, however we should be ready to get people checked in starting at 930am. 

- Clinic end time is 5pm

- Click here to download the PDF schedule

- Front Ensemble sessions will be in the Band Room

- Battery Sessions will be in the Cafeteria

- Instructor Sessions will be in a Classroom

- Signs will be posted and RMPA staff will be onsite to help get you to the correct rooms


October 13th, 2022
RMPA-Con Clinician Roster Complete!

Shilo Stroman and Neal Titus Complete Clinician Line-Up for RMPA-Con 2022!

   

RMPA-Con 2022 will take on Saturday, November 5th from 10am-5pm at Arvada High School. Admission is $10, and includes lunch and raffle entry.

About Shilo

A versatile performer, Mr. Stroman’s credits range from playing triangle in symphonyorchestras, electric bass in salsa bands, drums in funk bands and flower pots in chamber groups. Performing Stroman originals, Red Hot Chili Pepper covers and the occasional country tune, Shilo's contemporary jazz quartet, Square Peg, released their first recording, “Searching" in 2013. In 2006, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of “Sticks and Stones” variations for drumset and wind ensemble by Jim Bonney. Shilo can also be heard on various Jazz and singer/songwriter recordings. Clinic presentations have also been a large part of Shilo's career including several Percussive Arts Society 'Days of Percussion' and most recently the 2014 Percussive Arts Society  International Convention.

Educator

Shilo is Senior Instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University where he teaches lessons, percussion ensemble, drumline, Jazz Pedagogy, Percussion Methods, Jazz History and Jazz Ensemble II. Mr. Stroman is also very active in the marching arts and is currently the Artistic Director for The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps in Salt Lake City, UT. Shilo is a Yamaha Performing Artist and proud endorser of Sabian, Promark and Evans products. Clinic presentations have also been a large part of Shilo's career including several Percussive Arts Society 'Days of Percussion' and the 2014 Percussive Arts Society  International Convention.

Composer

Shilo's main avenue for composition is as show designer for top marching bands and WGI percussion ensembles. From percussion arrangements to full original wind and percussion compositions, Shilo is a versatile compser. His arrangements/compositions have been performed by: Colorado State University, Texas A&M Kingsville, Fossil Ridge High School, Loveland High School, Dakota Ridge High School, The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps and many other high schools around the country. He also loves to compose for his Jazz Quartet, Square Peg as well as the NOCO Artists chamber ensemble.

 

About Neal

Neal Titus is a freelance Sound Designer, Composer and Producer from Denver, Colorado. He holds an Undergraduate degree in Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Masters of Music from the University of Denver. Neal Is a former high school band director with extensive BOA/WGI experience as a designer and educator. Neal is the owner/operator of Neal Titus Music Design, specializing in sonic storytelling for multiple mediums.

NTMD production and sound design can be found in the Pageantry Arts (WGI/BOA/DCI), Podcasts, Corporate Sonic Branding, Synch Licensing, The Indy 500 Driver Introductions, Motion Graphics, Skate/Snowboard promo videos, hip hop/pop artists, and several web series. Neal is a proud Educator Endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Mapex & Majestic Percussion, and is excited to join the Music Technology Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. For a list of projects portfolio visit www.ntmusicdesign.com  

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October 13th, 2022
RMPA-Con 2022 Expands!

Tim Jackson added as a Headlining Clinician for RMPA-Con 2022!

Tim Jackson Headshot

RMPA-Con 2022 will begin at 10am on Saturday, November 5th at Arvada High School. Admission is $10, and includes lunch and raffle entry.

About Tim

Tim is an alumnus of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2006) as well as the Independent World WGI ensemble, Rhythm X (2002-2007). His individual honors include the 2005 PASIC individual tenor champion, as well as a record four consecutive DCI Individual and Ensemble titles from 2003-2006. Tim has served as an instructor with multiple drum corps, including the Blue Devils (percussion), Bluecoats (percussion and visual), and The Cavaliers (percussion and visual). He has also served as the battery arranger and program coordinator for Rhythm X, winning three world championships since 2008.

Tim has provided private instruction to students in the central Ohio area for almost twenty years. He has also instructed, consulted and provided clinics and master classes across the United States, Western Europe, Korea, Thailand and Japan.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The Ohio State University. His passion for woodworking and carpentry from a young age has become an additional career. He and his wife Amy currently own a home remodeling company that operates in the Columbus, Ohio area. Blessed with the joys of design and educational opportunities in the arts, they both thoroughly enjoy keeping active outdoors, recreational sports and frequent travel.

 

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October 2nd, 2022
RMPA-Con 2022

RMPA is excited to announce KJ Stafford as the first Headlining Clinician for RMPA-Con 2022!

KJ Stafford Headshot

RMPA-Con 2022 will begin at 10am on Saturday, November 5th at Arvada High School. Admission is $10, and includes lunch and raffle entry.

About KJ

K.J. Stafford is a full-time music arranger, educator, adjudicator and consultant with over 20 years of experience teaching, writing and designing for band programs and percussion ensembles throughout the United States. Ensembles performing his music include champions, medalists and finalists at national and regional championships in Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and other performing arts circuits. K.J. is also an active adjudicator for Winter Guard International.

K.J. has been involved with Drum Corps International for almost two decades. He currently serves as the Assistant Percussion Caption Head for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Since joining the staff in 2011, Vanguard has earned five Fred Sanford Awards for Best Percussion: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as the DCI World Championship in 2018. Prior to working at Vanguard, K.J. also taught on the percussion staff of the Phantom Regiment (2010 DCI High Percussion Champions) and the Troopers (2007-2009).

From 2006-2022, KJ was the band director and music department chair at Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Virginia. His responsibilities included directing the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade bands, jazz band, woodwind choir and percussion ensembles. Under his direction, the bands at Hickory Middle School consistently received superior ratings at state concert band festivals and were selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators State Conference.

K.J. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia K.J. proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Remo Drumheads, SABIAN Cymbals and Pearl Drums.

 

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July 27th, 2022
2022-2023 Pre-Season Meeting

Our General Membership Meeting will be Sunday, August 21st from 1:00-3:00. This is our opportunity to talk about policy, successes, and opportunities for growth ahead of the 2023 season! We are excited to announce that this meeting will be IN PERSON, with an RMPA instructor hang from 3:00-5:00 following the meeting. A Zoom link will be sent for those who would prefer to attend virtually.

Please RSVP below so we have an in-person headcount, and/or to receive the zoom link.

Location: Old Chicago Union, 145 Union Blvd, Lakewood Upstairs Bar Area Reserved

Perks for attending:

- 1 additional directors badge for the 2023 season
- Apps provided by RMPA
- We're pretty fun

If you would like to see any Policy or Rule changes for the upcoming season, please submit using the link below by August 8th! Proposals submitted after that date will not be reviewed or up for a vote at the membership meeting.

RSVP Form

Proposal for Policy/Rule Change Form

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and see you on the 21st! Please share this information with new instructors or folks around the circuit, this is an open meeting for those that would like to know more about RMPA.


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