We at Innovative Percussion, Inc. are committed to providing our supporters with the best products and the best service possible.
Innovative Percussion, Inc. is dedicated to providing the percussion world with professional products of an unequaled quality. Each item is carefully crafted to insure product integrity and the quality needed to achieve the highest standards of today’s percussion excellence. We at Innovative Percussion, Inc. feel that the attention given to detail and design of quality percussion instruments deserves sticks and mallets parallel in quality.
By now many have seen or heard about the devastation beetles have caused North American pine forests in the western half of the continent. An extended drought in the late 1990s and early 2000s is considered the spark that set off the explosive assault. Beyond that initial drought, three other factors have facilitated the epidemic: warmer winters, old forests, and continued dry conditions. With global temperatures on the rise, beetle eggs and larvae have a better chance of surviving the winter; it is only with a continued deep freeze of five days or more that the beetle population can be controlled. In the Colorado Rocky Mountains alone, there are over 3.3 million acres of woodland that has been killed by a beetle infestation. The beetles burrow into the bark of the trees laying their eggs, and in the process a fungus carried by the beetles infect the trees. The fungus ultimately kills the tree and turns it's grain into a blue-grey color. beetle percussion produces hand made ecologically helpful percussion products from North American beetle-killed trees. We source the majority of our lumber from Colorado, but also other beetle affected states like 200 yr old pines from Montana and ash trees from Kansas City. Our goal is to use as many recycled and reclaimed materials as possible to hand craft unique, high quality percussion products.
Innovation, education and hearing conservation are central to Etymotic's mission. Etymotic's products are used by scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, professional and amateur musicians, and others who insist on superior sound quality. Audio engineers, audiologists and musicians working together have generated over 100 patents issued and pending. A number of Etymotic's 60 employees are accomplished musicians. Etymotic Research is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
The Chicago Bears Drumline is an elite ensemble of marching percussionists formed to create exciting, "booty-shaking" beats that get Bears fans ready to cheer on their team!
The CBDL attends all Chicago Bears home games, performs for corporate/private functions and performs regularly in community events. Keep an eye and an ear out at your next Chicago Bears home game to experience Da Beat of Da Bears!
Cavaliers Indoor Percussion (CIP) is the Independent World Class marching percussion ensemble representing The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.
The Stampede is comprised of professional drummers that are known for energetic, trick-filled, "don't try this at home" performances while playing very advanced and appealing music; everything from hip-hop to Latin, all while providing polished choreography and throwing down the craziest beats anyone has ever heard. It is their mission to interact with each and every fan to provide them with live music that they can dance to and an overall experience they will never forget!
Arcomusical has developed a vibrant culture for creative berimbau performance. Through transcription, composition, collaboration, and commission of new works, Arcomusical places the berimbau in diverse performance contexts. To date, Arcomusical has created over thirty new works for the berimbau.