Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top Five Drum Solos (That I’ve Experienced Live)

I’ve been to about 20 to 30 concerts in my life, so I’ve seen a good amount of drum solos. The drum solo is always one of my favorite parts of a show. One has to be a drummer to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Traditional Grip

Back when I played the snare drum for the marching band in high school, I found that not a lot of people know about the origins of the traditional snare drum grip. If you’ve ever seen a marching band, you … Continue reading

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USF Jazz Combos Own the Night

The University of South Florida Jazz Combos band performed on Nov. 13, 2013 in the Barness Recital Hall. Mitchell Montgomery did an extraordinary job interpreting some difficult drum parts. Songs played by the group include Miles Davis’ “Nardis” and John … Continue reading

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Band members include Mitchell Montgomery on drums, Jackson Harpe on trumpet, Zach Bornheimer on tenor sax, Dominic Walker on guitar and Denrey Christy on bass. Photo credit: Cole Cropley

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Montgomery changed things up by playing the drums with his hands in “Afro Blue” by Mongo Santamaria. Photo credit: Cole Cropley

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The rhythm section did exceptionally well with the song “Body and Soul” by Johnny Green. Photo credit: Cole Cropley

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Mitchell Montgomery had a drum solo in most of the pieces played. Photo credit: Cole Cropley

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