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Matching Wind Arrangers with Percussion Arrangers

It seems one of the most common themes in this thread are wind arrangers looking to collab with percussion arrangers. Let's get you hooked up!

Anyone looking to collaborate with other users to write battery or front ensemble parts, I suggest that you join the official Marching Percussion group and post a request in this discussion there - https://musescore.com/groups/4833679/discuss/4845310

MuseScore + Drum Corps

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to post a quick note and to say hello. I have recently joined the MuseScore team and you will certainly see me around jumping into discussions here and there and answering any questions you guys might have.

I wanted to make a specific point of dropping in this group and getting to know you guys and seeing how I might be able to support and see if we can spread the word to other drum corps fans and make this group the top resource out there for all things drum corps.

I've been a drum corps fan since I was a kid. I went to my first show when I was 12 and was instantly hooked. I was lucky enough to go on to march, even though my main instrument is bassoon. I first auditioned for SCV on bari, but didn't make the line. I kept at it, auditioned again and again until I finally made Blue Devils hornline and then later spent a couple years as drum major for the corps. After aging out, I went on to work with Crossmen and Cadets, and remain a fan until this day.

I am excited about being a part of the MuseScore community and look forward to becoming more actively involved (especially in the drum corps and marching music communities!!). I would love to hear your thoughts or ideas on how MuseScore could become the ideal resource for drum corps fans and the top community for marching music.

Welcome to the Official Marching Percussion Group

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the MuseScore Official Marching Percussion Group (the very first MuseScore official group).

The purpose of this group is to not only share great sheet music, but for sharing knowledge, information and discussion about ANYTHING related to marching percussion.

ALL styles are welcome, in fact, the more the better - DCI, WGI, HBCU, Big 10, High School, Marching Band, Sports Drumlines, Military & Traditional, Pipe drumming, anything goes.

In addition to the general MuseScore Community Guidelines, there is only one other rule here - criticism is not only welcome, but encouraged, but keep in mind it is meant to help build each other up, not tear anyone down. Give advice how you'd wish to receive.

Have fun!

Christmas Contest - Win Prizes!!

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, I wanted to say hello and make a brief introduction. I have recently joined the MuseScore team. I'm a big fan of marching bands and have been very active with marching bands, drum corps, winter guards, anything marching music related. I look forward to getting to know this group and helping to create the best marching music community anywhere.

I also wanted to let you all know about two other things:

1 - There is a Christmas contest in the DCI group where you can win various DCI-related prizes (Key Poulan is judging)
2 - There is also a new Marching Percussion group that is the first MuseScore Official group ever

Links to both groups:
https://musescore.com/groups/drum-corps-international
https://musescore.com/groups/4833679

DCI Show Collab?

I would love some assistance on ideas, theme, and overall just making an amazing unique show.

Ive already contacted other users to make shows, but I decided to see if any one is up to the task!

Some selections of songs I had in mind(Of course not all of them):
Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Rooster - Alice in Chains
Hey Jude - The Beatles (Trumpet screaming ideas?)
Mama, I'm comin' home - Ozzy
Paper Cut - Alex Shapiro
The Cave You Fear - Michael Markowski
Ride - Sam R. Hazo
Mars - Gustav Holst (SCV 12)
Piano Concerto Mvt. 4 - John Corigliano (Pr 06 and SCV 2015 Closer)
Medea - Bartok (Star of Indiana 93 or Crown 16)
Canyon - Phillip Glass (SCV 1999 and Warm Up)
One - Metallica
Dreams 3 (Visions) - Bertrand Moren (Crown 2012 Closer)

I still have no theme set in stone yet. I'm also not that great at writing battery.

I'm good with Pit percussion, Brass, and Electronic sounds.

If you have any interest of joining the band wagon, and/or shooting some of you ideas, send me a message, I usually always respond asap!

Thanks!

The Sky ISN'T the Limit.. Your Mindset Is

Wassup y'all.. This is a just message to all the arrangers/composers in this group no matter what age, race or gender. I just wanted to remind you to keep grinding & improving. There's always going to be room for improvement, no matter how "good" or "bad" you are at what you do. Even though I may not know most of you we all have one thing in common: a love for music. It's amazing how much love we all share for music because music can literally change lives.. it changed mine. Before music I felt like I didn't have a purpose. I'd join clubs and play sports but I never truly felt at home. This was until I joined band my 8th grade year & my life began to change for the better. Since then I knew that music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, particularly band. I've grown a lot over the past years playing wise and arranging wise & I'm even drum major now for my high school. But saying all this to say, never give up on your dreams despite all the negative encounters that may come your way. I believe everyone has a purpose in this world & ours is to make the world a better place through MUSIC. Sounds corny but that's just what I truly believe & I'm positive that all of you are gonna be something in the future. Keep up the good work man & always remember that the sky ISN'T the limit, but your mindset is. Stay blessed family.