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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?

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 = ?

DLB Show Requests

If you have a Drumline Battle team formed, let us know your team size and instrumentation as well as other special skills and equipment you might have e.g. electronics, mics. Someone here may select your group and write a custom show.

A few helpful items:
Do you need visuals and music, just music?
When do you anticipate starting rehearsals?
What skills can each section successfully achieve?

Landing Your First Arranging Gig

As I look at my personal goals for 2018, one item that doesn't have a clear path forward for me is to do some battery arrangements for marching bands.

While I have a fair amount of experience teaching HS students in-person, I don't have anything on my musical resume related to arranging.

What's the best way to get in touch will smaller bands - where I'd like to begin - and have the director feel confident that I can deliver quality parts at the appropriate difficulty level for their students?

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!

The Best of Laugh Silly Each Month Contest

I'd like to try something fun in my new role as co-administrator of Laugh Silly. Each Month, I will name the best laugh-inducing, silly composition submitted during the month, at least according to me and then post the winners here.
You are also welcome to nominate what you think are the best of the month, also.

August 2016......

musical chairs competition

here is an idea for a new competition
someone will start a composition with maybe 5-10 bars and then another person will continue it for another 5-10 measures, and then the next person and so on until the game will unexpectedly end (the music stops, in other words) and the last one to enter when the music stops (as determined randomly by the one running the competition) wins.
any takers or anyone want to start a piece?