The Centerville High School Winter Drumline (Centerville, OH USA) will be traveling to Europe this Spring to compete in the 2010 Indoor Percussion Europe Championships in Crawley, England. The group will consist of approximately 50 High School students and the trip is coordinated to align with Spring Break from March 31-April 11, 2010.
While rehearsing for and competing at the Championships, the group will also have the opportunity to visit the historic and educational cities of Brugges, Amsterdam, London and Paris, providing an experience of a lifetime for the students.
"With Centerville High School as our specials guests, we are certain that the European directors, designers and fans will experience what indoor percussion is all about!". says Erwin van Gemert of Indoor Percussion Europe. "Centerville High School will have a great experience here in Europe sight seeing and spreading good will throughout the indoor percussion community with clinics and shows in many different venues all over Europe and the UK. We are more than happy to welcome them at our European Championships in Crawley (UK)on April 4th!".
The Centerville Winter Drumline was selected as the ambassador for US Indoor Percussion based on their many years of success in Winter Guard International Percussion Championships. Centerville has been a WGI Finalist 11 times, winning the Gold Medal in Scholastic Open Class in 1999 and the Gold Medal in Scholastic World Class in 2004.
"We are extremely excited and honored to have been selected to participate in this International Percussion Competition. I know that our students will never forget this experience and our community is very proud that the Centerville Winter Drumline is an International Ambassador for the Arts." says Tim Fairbanks, Marching Percussion Director.
Centerville HS Winter Drumline would like to thank the following sponsors, whose continuingsupport of the group will help make this trip a reality: Dynasty, Innovative Percussion, SABIAN Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Muremo Music, FJM and the Centerville Band Boosters.
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