ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The Vienna Jammers is a Percussion Ensemble with more than 120 children ranging in age from 8-18 years old and making up 5 Marimba Ensembles and 2 Steel Drum Bands. Our mission is: To educate youth through unique percussion programs; provide a dynamic and diverse experience in the performing arts; nurture the creativity of each child, and enrich lives within the community.
ABOUT THE PANEL: Teaching Entrepreneurship to College Percussion Students
David L. Reynolds Jr, Director of the Vienna Jammers Percussion Ensemble will moderate a panel discussion with experts from like minded ensembles from across the nation. These experts will discuss topics such as access to instruments/building instruments, rehearsal spaces, programming concerts, repertoire/curriculum for beginning students, proper involvement and integration for non-percussionists, parent committees, community involvement, financial solvency and appointing a Board of Directors. This session will include live interactive demonstrations with the Vienna Jammers Percussion Ensemble, and give proper guidance to any budding leader wishing to inspire youth musicians in their hometown.
Panelist to include:
David L. Reynolds Jr: Founder/Director, Vienna Jammers Percussion Ensemble
Diane Downs; Founder/Artist Director, Louisville Leopard Percussionists. Louisville, KY
Brenda Myers: Director, We Got The Beat. Fresno, CA
Bonnie Anderson: Director, Mojorimba. Universal City, TX