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Remo Drumheads Dominate WGI

Over 150 winter drumlines descended upon Dayton, Ohio to compete in the WGI World Championships held April 19-21, 2007.. Once again, Remo artists dominated the Finals competition.

Riverside Community College, led by Gary Locke, and assisted by Sean Vega and Jim Wunderlich, took home the Gold Medal in the Percussion Independent World Division with their show titled “Momento, A Collection of First Time Memories.” This was R.C.C.’s second World Championship in three years.

United Percussion, led by Chad Moore, won their first Gold Medal in the Percussion Independent Open Division. Their show was titled Xtreme, and, true to form, featured outstanding drumming combined with Xtreme acrobatic performers being spun upside down on a special apparatus while drumming.

Riverside Community College plays these REMO Drumheads:
Snare Batter: REMO White Max / KS-2614-00
Snare Bottom: REMO Falams II / KL-0214-SA
Tenors: Clear REMO Marching Pinstripes Crimplock / PS-03XX-MP
Bass Drums: REMO Smooth White Ambassador / BR-12XX-MP and BR-12XX-00

United Percussion plays these REMO Drumheads:
Snare Batter: REMO Cybermax / KS-0524-PR
Snare Bottom: REMO Falams II / KL-0214-SA
Tenors: REMO Smooth White Marching Emperor Crimplock / BE-02XX-MP
Bass Drums: REMO Powermax PM-10XX-MP, PM-10XX-00

Other Independent World finalists included:
Music City Mystique, (2006 World Champions) led by Josh Nelson, winning the Silver Medal with a score of 96.3
The Blue Knights, led by Peter Bretz, winning the Bronze Medal with a score of 94.15
North Coast Academy, led by Diane King, came 4th place (their highest placement to date) with a score of 93.15
Matrix, led by Rob Ferguson, came on strongly with a 5th place score of 93.10
Rhythm X, led by Craig Dunn and Tim Fairbanks, rounded out the top 6 with a score of 92.20 Only two weeks earlier, Rhythm X completed a successful European tour.
Odyssey Percussion, led by Eric Miller and Bill Bachman finished 10th
Great Lakes Percussion, led by Ryan Miller, Tim Church and Jamel Taylor finished 11th.

Percussion Independent Open finalists included:
The Penn State Indoor Drumline, led by Brett Baker and assisted by Jim Ancona and Brian Tinkel, won the Silver Medal with a score of 94.8
Metro Alliance, led by Remo artist John Brennan, placed 4th with a score of 92.95
Pariah, led by Tim Marshall, placed 5th with a score of 91.4
Atlanta Quest, led by Ben Smart, finished in 6th place with a score of 90.5

The Spirit of America Band, led by Rick Pugsley, placed 6th in the Percussion Independent A division with a score of 86.05. It’s been quite a year for the Spirit of America organization, as they also won the World Championships of Show Marching Bands in Cheju, South Korea last August.

In Scholastic World, Remo Artist Tom Aungst led his outstanding group from Dartmouth High School to the Silver Medal with a score 94.8

Remo Artists Scott Johnson, Bret Kuhn, Dennis Delucia and Paul Renneck were on hand at the Remo booth signing autographs this past weekend.

Remo Inc. would like to congratulate all of the WGI participants on a successful season.
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