Rochester Crusaders Host Jim Prime Brass Clinic

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The Rochester Crusaders will be hosting a Brass Clinic with Mr. Jim Prime Jr. on Saturday, January 6th from 1pm to 9pm and on Sunday, January 7th from 9am to 3pm at Hope Hall, 1612 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, New York.

Mr. Jim Prime Jr. is member of the DCI Hall of Fame and has dedicated his life to drum corps. An accomplished teacher, Prime is respected for his unending concern for the kids. According to Thom Hannum, "Prime’s students and colleagues have nothing but the highest regard, not only for his musical talent, but his personal integrity. "Jimmer" (as he is called by his friends) is kind, thoughtful and humble qualities which endear him to any individual he encounters."

As a brass arranger, Prime landed his first job with the Black Diamond Regiment and eventually moved on to the Crossmen, Bridgemen, Garfield Cadets, Blast, Boston Crusaders and Star of Indiana. Says Dennis DeLucia, "If the artistic growth of drum corps in the ’70s can be defined in part by the brass arrangements of DCI Hall of Famers Jim Ott, Wayne Downey and Jim Wren, then the drum corps sounds of the ’80s and ’90s are defined by the creative brilliance of Jim Prime, Jr."

Come experience the brilliance that is Jim Prime.

This clinic is also a rehearsal for our corps therefore we will be going over marching techniques also. Our percussion will also be rehearsing both days along with our color guard on Sunday. We welcome anyone who is interested in participating in this weekends camp. Dinner will be served on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday and will cost $3 for the whole weekend. That is the only cost to all who attend. If you’re interested in attending, please contact our recruiting coordinator at brianwilt [at] rochestercrusaders [dot] org or myself at ssquire [at] rochestercrusaders [dot] org

Posted by on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006. Filed under DCA News.