Perc  Up! 2014

Perc Up 2014 Percussion Clinics, Drumming Workshops, Percussion Showcase

Rascal Flatts’ Drummer and Bandleader Jim Riley!

Jim is the drummer and bandleader for multi-platinum group, Rascal Flatts.  Jim has played over a thousand sold out shows for millions of fans. Rascal Flatts has sold over 22.5 million albums and over 28 million digital downloads.   They delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more.

His television credits include The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show, The American Music Awards,The VoiceAmerican Idol, Dancing with the stars, Oprah, and The Today Show.

Jim attended University of North Texas where he received his degree in Music Education. Jim performed with the NT drumline, where they won 5 national championships. He also played in the Drum Corps International Finals as a member of the Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.  Learn more…


DCI World Champion Thom Hannum!  

Thom is a Tony and Emmy Award winning artist and has been teaching some of the leading drum corps for over 35 years.   He has won DCI World Championships with The Cadets (1983-84-85 and 87), Star Of Indiana (1991), and the Carolina Crown (2013).

Thom Hannum has long been regarded as one of the nation’s foremost percussion arrangers, instructors, and clinicians; having presented numerous seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia.  Learn more…

DCI World Champion Dr. Brian Tinkel!

In addition to being an accomplished orchestral and concert percussionist, Dr. Tinkel has over two decades of Drum Corps activity.  He was a member of the Boston Crusaders and  DCI World Champion Star of Indiana. He went on to perform with Star of Indiana’s Brass Theater production where he toured with The Canadian Brass and Nexus.

Brian has been on faculty with the CrossmenGlassmen, and has coordinated percussion activities for Magic of Orlando and the Madison Scouts. In addition he has served as Percussion Caption Director and Arranger for Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps (DCI World Champions in 2013) and served as a percussion consultant for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Tinkel served as Percussion Caption Head for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corpsfrom 2010 to 2013. In 2011, Tinkel led The Cavaliers Percussion Program to the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance. In 2014, Dr. Tinkel will serve as a percussion consultant with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps.   Learn more…

World Champion Justin Mabry

Justin participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004, receiving the High Percussion award, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006. He also participated in Winter Guard International as a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater in 2008.  He is currently the percussion arranger for Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps and was previously the percussion arranger for Coastal Surge Drum & Bugle Corps (2013). During his time as percussion caption head (2009-2013), Carolina Gold became the 2012 DCA A-Class World Champions, and the percussion program received the 2010, 2011 & 2012 High Percussion award.  Learn more…



Jason Currin!
Jim Irish!
Emory Hensley
Dr. Chris Davis!
10-Can Percussion
Riverside Winter Percussion, Riverside Drumline
Laurens County Drumline (State Champions) and more!

*****  Lots of door prizes and freebies will be given like mallets, sticks, drum heads…

May 10, 2014 at Riverside High School

8-9:50 am                    Check in

10 am – 6 pm               Clinics, coaching, masterclasses, sessions, performances…

7-9 pm                          The Percussion Showcase  – unique ensembles, performances    



Click here to register!

Perc Up Clinics include

  1. All Day Pass to Clinics, Coaching, Masterclasses, Autograph sessions
  2. Percussion Showcase concert ticket
  3. Free T-shirt (subject to early registration deadline and while supplies last)

Deadline extended for TShirts to May 2 but hurry to secure your spot and shirt!



Perc Up Percussion Showcase