VIC FIRTH HYBRID RUDIMENT SERIES:
SCV WALT-DIDDLES
(by Walter Powell)

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    Contributed by Nick Angelis  



WALT-DIDDLE EXERCISE:
Work each measure on each hand separately




NICK USES EVERYTHING VIC FIRTH MAKES,
BUT TODAY HE PICKED UP A PAIR OF:

Tom Aungst Indoor (STA2)
A reduced version of Tom Aungst's Signature model. Modified to create great sounds for indoor snare.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .675"
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ABOUT NICK ANGELIS:

Nick Angelis has been involved in the drum corps activity since 1979. Throughout 15 seasons, he marched with The Satellites from Leicester, MA from 1980-87, The Spartans from N.H. '88 and '89, The Boston Crusaders '90-91, The Santa Clara Vanguard 1992, The Star of Indiana 1993, Brass Theater 1994, and aged out of The Blue Knights from Denver, CO in 1995.

As a performer, he was crowned The 1992 Drum Corps International Rudimental Snare Drum World Champion, 1993 Drum Corps Midwest Champion and was a part of the 1993 Star of Indiana World Champion Percussion section.

In 1994, he performed as a soloist in Star of Indiana's Brass Theater Featuring The Canadian Brass. He was an Original Featured Star performer for The Tony and Emmy award-Winning Show, Blast! From 1999-2003. He performed in London at The Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, opened in New York City at The Broadway Theater and was in The 1st National Tour performing in over 40 cities.

Nick has taught and or written, for numerous marching bands and drum corps around the country including: Blue Knights, Boston Crusaders, Crossmen, Spartans of N.H., Troopers (Caption Head/Arranger 2005), Spirit of J.S.U. (Co-Caption Head and Co-Arranger 2004-05), University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 3 Time BOA Finalist and AAA National Champion, Kennesaw Mountain H.S. (Percussion Arranger), BOA 2004 Atlanta Regional Finalist Harrison H.S., and BOA 2005 National Semi-Finalist, Bellbrook H.S.

Nick attended The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. He is currently the Assistant Band Director for The University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands under the direction of Dr. Terren Frenz.




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