#teamremo

Murray Gusseck

Tapspace Publications, Fresh Track, Mars Retrieval Unit, Life During Wartime

Murray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray GusseckMurray Gusseck

Murray Gusseck is considered an innovator in the world of marching percussion. He marched as a tenor player in the Santa Clara Vanguard from 1988–1992 and went on to instruct the group for many years afterward in a variety of capacities. In the eighteen years he was a part of the SCV organization, he received many accolades as a player, teacher, and composer.

Known for a unique compositional style and a propensity for achieving a smooth, drumset-oriented approach to the marching percussion genre, he also helped start a trend of drum line “parking lot” shows in the early 90s by writing showcase etudes for the battery ensemble to play during their pre-show warm-up routines.

In 1998, Gusseck teamed up with Jim Casella to co-found Tapspace Publications, a percussion sheet music publisher. With humble beginnings, the company went from being a marching percussion side project based on the marching compositions of its two founders to a real force in the world of percussion music.

Gusseck proudly endorses Remo drumheads, Brooks Drums, and is a signature artist for Vic Firth. He has presented clinics across America as well as in Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest where he co-manages Tapspace and plays drums in Portland-based bands such as Fresh Track, Mars Retrieval Unit, and Life During Wartime.