Jim Prime Jr. Brass Clinic

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The Rochester Crusaders All Age Drum & Bugle Corps is presenting a brass clinic with DCI Hall of Famer, Jim Prime Jr. Saturday March 15 from 1pm to 9pm and on Sunday March 16th from 9am to 3pm.

Jim Prime, Jr., 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 fledgling brass arranger, Prime landed his first job with the Black Diamond Regiment and eventually moved on to the Crossmen, Bridgemen, Garfield Cadets 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."

Anyone interested in attending or in becoming a member can contact me at brianwilt [at] rochestercrusaders [dot] org

The Rochester Crusaders all age Drum and Bugle Corps is a non-profit musical, visual and educational organization, that provides quality instruction that focuses on a musical and visual program that is both artistically and technically challenging. While being a competitive unit which travels all over the Northeast, we strive to bring the Rochester community closer to the unique activity of Drum and Bugle Corps which we perceive as an art form. The Crusaders also strive to keep the spirit of competition and the camaraderie throughout the Drum Corps community.

Posted by on Sunday, March 9th, 2008. Filed under DCA News.