UNITY PERCUSSION (GOLD MEDAL – 96.150)
Using Billy Joel’s iconic song as a starting point, Unity Percussion (FL) (Gold Medal – 96.150) had the crowd eating out their hands in “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant.” Set in an eatery on a red brick floor with tables, a bar, and outdoor café, the line had a blast performing a highly accessible program. An especially crowd-pleasing surprise had a bass feature on red and white table cloths….which actually covered drums and not tables. From dancing waiters, girls tossing pizza dough, happy men singing “That’s Amore” at the bar during Happy Hour, to the appearance of The Godfather, the show had something for the pizza lover in all of us!
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My name is Bernardo Morado and I’m from Lake Placid, Florida. I have played snare for the last 5 years. I’ve previously marched at Lake Placid HS for 4 years, Sebring Indoor for 2 years, and Royalty Percussion in 17’! I’m currently transferring to UCF after receiving my AA in Business Administration from South FL State College. I love drumming, watching movies, and watching basketball when I’m not drumming! (Go Celtics!) This is my first year with Unity Percussion and I am marching on the snare line.
Dillon is one of our youngest members who's from Perry FL, a small town near Tallahassee, and goes to Taylor County High School. He enjoys playing video games and watching YouTube a lot! Dillon is playing snare for Unity Percussion and this is his rookie season. He plans on going to FSU to study music education and play with Big 8 and the Marching Chiefs.
While you have been busy following drum corps this summer, WGI has been busy preparing for the upcoming 2018 WGI World Championships! Tickets for the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds World Championships in Dayton, OH will become available for purchase on September 13 at noon EST.
Ancient City Ensemble Enters Strategic Partnership with Unity Percussion
After much thought and strategic planning, Unity Percussion is pleased to form a strategic partnership with Ancient City Ensemble. Through the partnership, Unity Percussion and A.C.E. are looking to create synergy by leveraging their individual strengths. Both organizations feel strongly that the sharing of design staff, educational staff and resources will provide a higher level of experience for the members of each organization. As part of the partnership, A.C.E. will be relocating to the greater Gainesville area for the 2018 season and beyond. While the partnership will create new opportunities for our organizations to share resources, both organizations plan to field separate ensembles for the 2018 season with Ancient City remaining in Open Class and Unity remaining in A Class.
Ancient City Ensemble plans on joining Unity Percussion at a joint-facility for auditions as we will be sharing many of the same educators and using a unified approach to our musical and visual programs. This is just the first of many joint-ventures that will provide a unique educational experience for our indoor ensembles. More information will be made available in the next several days about the 2018 season for Unity Percussion including design staff/educational leadership and auditions. If you have any questions or interest in joining Unity Percussion for the 2018 season, please got to:
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