Snare Drum Curriculum

Recommended Books & Other Materials
"A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum" - Mark Wessels

Recommended for: Beginning Percussion/Snare Drum Students

Skills Covered: Technique & Fundamentals, Natural Sticking for Basic Rhythms (through 16th notes), PAS 40 Standard Rudiments, 

Why this Book Stands Out: This book was written with the use of online resources in mind. It pairs with both play-along tracks and rudiment breakdowns/explanations on the Vic Firth and MWP websites. These get beginning students into a clear routine, helping them build consistent practice habits (with metronome/timekeeping tools) from the start. | More on this Book


Available at: Steve Weiss Music, Lone Star Percussion, Amazon, and possibly local retailers.

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"Initium I" - Jacques Delacluse

Recommended for: Beginning Percussion/Snare Drum Students; Older students looking to improve reading skills

Skills Covered: Reading skills on snare drum using only combinations of basic elements including 

Why this Book Stands Out: The Initium Series contains etudes that are designed to reinforce rhythmic structures and accuracy for the percussionist. The very gradual addition of new elements helps students really master reading basics and build reading confidence.   | More on this Book


Available at: Steve Weiss Music, Lone Star Percussion, and Amazon. This book is very unlikely to be found at a local retailer



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Fundamentals of Tambourine &


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February, 2021

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MHS Musical

"Little Shop of Horrors"
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March 11, 2021

MHS Orchestra Concert

Performing "Sing, Sing, Sing"
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March 15, 2021
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MHS Spring Band Concert
"Storied" Concert

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March 16, 2021
Student Performance

PVMS Spring Band Concert
Recording Session

Virtual Performance TBA

April 16, 2021
Student Performance

"Drumming for a Difference MASD All-District Perc Concert

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