beth h

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About beth h

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    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 02/02/1963

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Spartans, Vancouver, WA - 1978
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, Phantom, Sacramento Freelancers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV drum solo, 1984; also Spirit of Atlanta 1986 (Gershwin)
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1984
  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Portland, OR

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  1. Haven't been here in awhile, but just saw your post and thought I'd respond. I'm 56 and returned to rudimental drumming after a decade hiatus. I deal with daily hand stiffness and pain, with occasional knuckle "lockup" on my left hand (those barre chords, you know?) I soak my hands in a bowl of hot water every morning for ten to twenty minutes to reduce the stiffness and it does help. I now make my living as a touring singer-songwriter and music educator, and figured playing guitar every day would already reduce potential hand issues. Boy, was I wrong. Drumming has made things worse. So I've had to decide how much drumming I can handle and still have enough left in my hands for paid musical work. I play occasionally in a community marching band (when I'm not touring), and that is about as much drumming as I can handle for now. I'd try soaking your hands in hot water in the morning, using some kind of menthol-based joint lotion (don't rub your eyes), and if it's really bad an occasional tylenol wouldn't hut. If it stays the same or gets worse, see your doc about ppossible advancing arthiritis. Good luck! Beth
  2. I am looking for old drum practice pads, various shapes, sizes and makes, especially pre-1980. (The only pads I DO NOT need are Remo plastic tunable model and black rubber gladstone-style model. Their name is legion.) For research on a percussion history project. Happy to cover reasonable shipping costs in USA. If you have one to sell please PM me. Thanks!
  3. I am looking for old drum practice pads, various shapes, sizes and makes. Only kind I do NOT need are Remo plastic tunable model and black rubber gladstone-style model. If you have one to sell please PM me.
  4. Want to buy Dynasty "Wedge" snare drum, with or without carrier. Cosmetics are NOT an issue. Drum just needs to be playable. This is intended for a differently-abled student with decent snare chops who cannot carry a full-depth snare drum. The school I coach at has NO music budget so I am hoping to find one on my own and will pay out-of-pocket. Hoping to find one by late February for spring 2010 season. Please contact me by email if you have one to sell, and thanks.
  5. Want to buy Dynasty "Wedge" snare drum, with or without carrier. Cosmetics are NOT an issue. Drum just needs to be playable. This is intended for a differently-abled student with decent snare chops who cannot carry a full-depth snare drum. The school I coach at has NO music budget so I am hoping to find one on my own and will pay out-of-pocket. Hoping to find one by late February for spring 2010 season. Please contact me by email if you have one to sell, and thanks.
  6. I am looking for a couple of pieces to complete a marching snare drum setup. 1. Small square-shaped, elongated nut to fit snare butt plate holder on 1980's Ludwig marching snare drum. It's # 20 in the diagram at my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethness/3730296387/ I'd gladly buy it and pay postage. The drum is working with only one side attached but tuning the gut snares is impossible. 2. Anyone have a set of J-hook receivers (like these) that they can part with? I'd buy them, too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethness/3730296323 Please PM me if you can help. Thanks!
  7. Great NW corps photos! Thanks for sharing. BTW, anyone out there have anything from the Spartans of Vancouver, WA? Beth
  8. Did you ever sell all of these items? Are any single items left? Particularly interested in snare drum.
  9. Hi -- new to the forums, seeking old-school drummers in the Portland-Vancouver area to drum with. marched [Vancouver, WA] Spartans in 1978, returned to teach their cadet corps in 1989-90. Performed and taught percussion in the Portland area for 20+ years. Currently co-owner of a bicycle retail/repair business. Cycling accident in 97 sidelined all playing for over a decade. Now playing again and enjoying it greatly, looking for others trained in old-school rudiments (from the mylar-head era, perhaps?) to jam with. Cheers--