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New Percussion Soundfont for 2.3

I thought I would share the progress with the new percussion soundfont. Here is a demo of marching snare.

A couple of points to mention - each sound has 4 samples with random alternations between each sample to make it sound much more realistic.

The soundfont is fully compatible with VDL, so has all the same articulations and capabilities (except mallet changes).

There will be 6 tenors and 2 bassline options - 6 basses and 10 basses. 

I hope to be able to get this to the community to be testing within the next couple of weeks. :-)

Need Someone To Write Battery Part For Show

Hello! I composed a high school indoor percussion show that is still untitled. I am very new to writing for battery so I am asking someone to do it for me. I will credit you! More than one person can do it. Do not steal my composition and claim it as your own.

NOTES ----
There are some parts that I would like for battery parts to not be written:
1. During the preshow, before keyboards enter for the first time.
2. During the transition to Part 2.
3. During the beginning of Part 2, with the eerie celesta phrases. After the marimba enters with the swelling eighth notes, it is fine, and so on.

Here are some parts where I'd like a specific thing to happen:
1. A tenor "Feature" that includes syncopated rims.
2. A cymbal feature where the keyboards decrescendo to mp before the final impact to the end.
Beyond that, you can do whatever you please!

LINK : https://musescore.com/user/226816/scores/5019991

Contact me as soon as you finish! Comment if you are interested!
Additionally, I compose for winds, so if you would like to collab in the future, my email is : circusespart2@gmail.com

THANK YOU.

Marching Percussion Templates

As we are preparing the MuseScore 2.3 update, I thought I would see what type of templates you guys would like to see added for marching percussion in the next update.

Right now we are considering:

- Drumline (snare, tenors, basses, cymbals)
- Drumline - show style (snare, tenors, single tenor, basses, cymbals)
- Indoor Marching Percussion (add flubs to drumline, plus front ensemble)
- Front Ensemble (help us define this one!)
- Military drum corps (snare, single tenor, bass, cymbals)
- Pipeband drum corps (snare, single tenor, bass)

Anything we're missing? Anything else you'd like to see?

Orchestration Practice Competition RESULTS

There were a lot really close, so all of the numbers are pretty tight :D
so here they are!

First place - @lizzapie
Second place - @vesteel
Third place - @Grimes Music Press

Scores! (in order of judging)

https://musescore.com/sss5/orchestration-thing
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/lizzapie/the-minute-polka--arrangement
SCORE - 20 (1st)
https://musescore.com/owlman142/the-minute-polka
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/user/2878026/scores/4999455
SCORE - 18 (3rd)
https://musescore.com/fabian01/the-minute-polka---orchestration-of-robin-m-butlers-the-minute-polka-for-piano-solo
SCORE - 17
https://musescore.com/johnwd/robin-m-butler-minute-p-o-l-k-a---orchestrationarrangement-by-john-donaldson
SCORE - 16
https://musescore.com/user/24959521/scores/5005494
SCORE - 15
https://musescore.com/vesteel/butletminutepolkavesteelorchestra
SCORE - 19 (2nd)
https://musescore.com/user/26997940/scores/5010382
SCORE - 16
https://musescore.com/jmusic1600/robin-m-butler---the-minute-polka-for-orchestra-arr-jacob-evarts-hq-audio
SCORE - 17
https://musescore.com/rookwizard/minutepolka
SCORE - 16


Thank you all! be sure to watch for a summer original competition! :D

*I did average out a little bit the scoring of the scores, so some scores scored higher in caparison to others than what is written, but they all had some really great ideas!!*

I’m updating “Shorts for Trombone” and need suggestions for songs to add

You may have seen my “Shorts for Trombone.” It is by far my most popular score, probably because it pops up if you search  for a lot of popular music. It has not been updated in a while and I would like to add a whole bunch of new excerpts to it. If you have any suggestions, comment them below and I will add pretty much anything.  
I am also interested in creating versions of my shorts for concert pitch treble, Eb treble, F treble, and Bb treble, and a version in bass clef an octave lower than the current version so that more people can play my shorts. I am not pro, so those would be something you would have to ask for.

Here’s the score: https://musescore.com/user/2878026/scores/2800021

Front Ensemble Instrument Changes

I have been thinking quite a lot about how we can support instrument changes for front ensemble to include mixing pitched and non-pitched percussion.

In trying to come up with a solution to this, I started thinking about the actual physical construction and organization of these instruments, for example on the frame of a marimba is a rail which you can attach another instrument.

Using this metaphor, I came up with the concept of a "rail" added to a pitched percussion staff. This rail functions quite literally the same as the rail on an instrument frame might, enabling the ability to add and switch between nearly any non-pitched percussion instrument.

Here is an example - https://musescore.com/daniel/scores/5032929

New Addition for MuseScore 2.3 - Racks, Flubs & Single Tenors

Hey guys... we're currently working on some updates for marching percussion for MuseScore 2.3.

In addition to expanding several existing instruments, we have a couple of entirely new instruments to be added:

- Flubs
- Single Tenors (show style)

While there is currently a general percussion drumset, I thought it would be great to add a couple of default rack configurations. Maybe you guys have some suggestions for these?

Rack 1 = ?
Rack 2 = ?

Hello!

Hi everyone! I've been a part of the drum corps community on Musescore for a few years now, and have been adding my DCI transcriptions to the groups on here ever since. I've been into making my own original drum corps arrangements recently and noticed that there was no group specifically for drum corps arrangements. So, here it is!

I have no idea how popular this group is going to be, but that's okay. If it does become relatively active, I DO have a few ideas for it. The biggest one I have in mind is a weekly/bi-monthly/monthly drum corps arrangement competition. You know, "make an arrangement for this song," or "make an arrangement that fits this theme," or even "write a full original show." Stuff like that. If it gets big enough, there could even be prizes involved!

Let me know how you think this group should evolve, or if it even should. Also, sorry if the name is stupid. I thought it was clever.

Orchestration Practice Competition!!

Well I decided to do a competition here in the spring while waiting for the summer competition :D

RULES!

you must do an arrangement of this polka type piece -
( https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/the-minute-polka )
using this template -
( https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/the-minute-polka-template )

You must be creative! this competition is all about being creative with the colors in the orchestra, the winning score will be judged on usages of color and creativity! :D

Deadline: Must submit before April 1st. (unless not enough entries have been made, then I will change it to May 1st)

Have fun Everyone! :D

(put links to your arrangements down below!)

And once the submissions are closed, I will post a score with my own Orchestration :D