Come talk shop with the Percussion Instructor Roundtable

Feb. 17th meeting open to all: Directors, judges, drum staff


The next Percussion Instructor Roundtable (PIRT) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 7 p.m. at the Immaculata High School band room in Somerville, N.J.

During these sessions, percussion instructors, band directors and judges have the opportunity to discuss all things percussion, including show design, exercise programs, motivation, writing concepts, indoor drum line and much more. The sessions are open to any and all directors, judges and drum staff interested in networking with their percussive peers.

Past PIRT sessions have included Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International Hall of Fame guest speakers and clinics by DCI finalist judges. In 2009, PIRT-member drum lines performed the PIRT Group Cadence at US Scholastic Band Association shows and football games during the fall marching season. Come to a meeting to find out what the excitement is all about! Attendance at the sessions is flexible, come to one, come to all, come to whichever fits your schedule. All meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held at Immaculata High School. Please RSVP to Dan Bonham at if you’ll be attending.

Remaining 2010 PIRT Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, March 23
Thursday, April 22
Monday, May 24
Wednesday, June 30
Monday, July 26

About PIRT
Founded in 2007, PIRT is a collection of percussion instructors, band directors and judges throughout the Northeastern United States, dedicated to the advancement of marching percussion, as well as the development of their students. The shared experiences and developed relationships of PIRT will increase the level of percussion performance of PIRT-member drum lines as well as develop friendships and a sense of unity among the staffs and their students.

For more information about PIRT, and to suggest meeting agenda items, contact Dan Bonham at

Immaculata High School is located at 240 Mountain Ave., Somerville, N.J., 08876.


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