VIC FIRTH RUDIMENTAL RAM SERIES:
WERD


John's Vic Firth Products of Choice:
MS2
Like the MS1‚ but with extra length for more leverage and power.
L = 17" | Dia. = .695"
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American Classic® Kinetic Force 5A
Additional dense material in the butt end of the sticks allows them to be played longer‚ harder and faster with less fatigue.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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ABOUT JOHN WOOTON:

Dr. John Wooton is the director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. He is well versed in many percussion instruments but has specialized in rudimental snare drum, drum set, marimba, vibraphone and steel pans. Dr. Wooton directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, Graduate Percussion Ensemble and the Samba Band. He also performs regularly on steel pans as a soloist or with his band, KAISO!, and plays vibes for the USM Jazz Quintet.

Since joining the faculty at Southern Miss, Dr. Wooton, along with establishing a strong percussion studio, has introduced the USM Steel Band, Pop Percussion Ensemble, Samba Band and Salsa Band. He has served as the president of the Percussion Arts Society, Mississippi Chapter, and is presently a member of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Committee. Dr. Wooton gives clinics around the world representing Pearl Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks., Remo Drum Heads and Row Loff Productions Publications.

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