VIC FIRTH HYBRID RUDIMENT SERIES:
CHEESE PATA-FLAFLA



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About Michael Moore:

Michael Moore as the new battery percussion caption head for The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps. Previously, Michael worked as a percussion instructor with the Cadets, from 2006-2008, percussion instructor at Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth, MA (2005-present), instructor/clinician/private lesson teacher at King Phlip High School, Wrentham, MA, percussion instructor/coordinator for New Bedford All-City Music Program, New Bedford, MA, percussion arranger/instructor at New Bedford High School, and Band Director/General Music at Keith Middle School, New Bedford, MA (present). He earned his Bachelors in Music Performance/World African American Music at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in May 2007.

Michael marched tenors with the Cadets of Bergen County Drum & Bugle Corps from 2002 - 2005 where the Cadets earned DCI’s High Percussion Award in ‘02, ‘03 and 05, and the Division I Championship in 2005.

Michael has a vast and varied performance history, including the Kekeli West-African Drum and Dance Ensemble traveling to Ghana, West Africa to study Ewe music and culture in May of 2007, various Universtiy Ensembles: Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble (3rd Annual Panama Internatinal Jazz Festival, Panama City, Panama in January ‘06), Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Chorus, Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Brazilian Samba Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Spirits Experimental Ensemble, Audible Think Improvised Music Series, New Bedford, MA and a recording for a pilot episode of “The Traveler” for ABC in 2006.

 



Michael's Vic Firth Implements of Choice:

Tom Aungst (STA)
A long‚ "reverse tear drop" tip and moderately long taper. Rebounds with ease and creates a bold sound.
L = 17" | Dia. = .697"
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Tom Aungst Tenor Hybrid (STATH)
Blends the feel of a mallet with the sound of a stick. A step-down grip design‚ pronounced taper and perfect tip shape and size assists the player in getting around the drums easily while producing a great sound.
L = 15 3/4 " | Dia. = .700" at butt | .650" at shaft
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