Jim Ancona the guest speaker at May PIRT meeting

Arranging, projection, technique to be topics of discussion

The Percussion Instructor RoundTable (PIRT) is proud to announce Jim Ancona will be presenting at our May 24 meeting.

Ancona is the Assistant Director of the Blue Hen Marching Band, Director of the Basketball Pep Band and Co-Director of the Symphonic Band. He has more than 20 years of experience as an arranger and instructor for world class drum and bugle corps including The Cavaliers, Star of Indiana, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Glassmen, The Crossmen and Carolina Crown. His presentation topics will include arranging, front ensemble projection, technique, amplification and any other topics that come up during the meeting.

The meeting will be held Monday, May, 24 at 7 p.m. at the Immaculata High School band room.  Immaculata High School is located at 240 Mountain Ave., Somerville, N.J., 08876.  Please RSVP to Dan Bonham at dan@ihsband.org if you would like to attend this special event. 

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.


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