Gallant Entertainment (GEI) Inc., with the support of Yamaha Corporation of America, will hold marching percussion auditions at Yamaha Artist Services in New York on June 30, 2012, for Gallant’s premiere performance season. Marching percussionists of all ages are invited to experience an exciting day of top-notch clinics, as well as group and solo auditions for snare, tenor and bass drums, and cymbals.

The clinicians for the event include international snare drum champion Jeff Queen. An original cast member of BLAST!, Queen is also a worldwide clinician, author and educator. He is joined by tenor drumming guru Bill Bachman, an international clinician and author.

“The auditions promise to be a great experience for percussion performers of all levels,” said Shaun Gallant, founder and CEO of GEI. “It offers performers the chance to learn from two of the world’s leading clinicians, to strut their stuff at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art performance space, and maybe even land a paying gig in the exciting world of marching percussion.”

Gallant Entertainment Inc. (GEI), is the only New York City-based company that can build a unique drumline performance for any event. Offering “compelling entertainment rooted in the tradition of marching with a contemporary twist,” all shows are produced, designed, and choreographed by some of the biggest names in the entertainment field and brought to life by some of the best performers in the business. The company seeks to punch up corporate events by injecting a high-energy performance full of excitement, fervor and frenzy. GEI will produce a custom experience for events, conventions and sales meeting that will motivate and inspire teams to push it to the next level.

The cost for the day-long event is $25. Yamaha Artist Services is located at 689 Fifth Ave (54th Street & Fifth Avenue), 3rd Floor. The RSVP deadline for the event is June 28th, 2012. RSVP online at www.gallantentertainmentinc.com/auditions.

If you have questions about any of the exercises, methods or techniques, as well as any operational, attendance or information questions, contact [email protected]. Learn more here 4wrd.it/GALLANTYASIAUDITIONS  and at www.GallantEntertainmentInc.com.

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