BCCM Hosts SoCal Day of Percussion

BCCM hosted the SoCal Day of Percussion on September 22. The three guest clinicians were all associated with CSULB as alumni or lecturers.

Alumnus Chad Wackerman is a session drummer who recorded 26 albums with Frank Zappa. Chad has also performed with Barbra Streisand, Men At Work, and James Taylor, as well as recording five of his own critically acclaimed CDs.

Lecturer Brad Dutz is one of the world’s foremost hand percussionists with over 250 CDs with artists such as Kiss, Alanis Morriestte, and Willie Nelson. He has toured with Maynard Ferguson and performed on sound tracks for King of the Hill, Firefly, Enterprise, The Bourne Legacy, Anchorman, and many, many more.

Alumnus Ian Grom has quickly become a legend in drums corps. Ensembles he has coached have earned unprecedented 22 WGI medals since 2005. He is one of the top composers on the national marching scene. Ian is also a successful commercial composer with music licensed for ESPN and Fox Sports.

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