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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 20:36 PM

Us Clinics Wrap-up

Nick D'Virgilio layin' it down.
Nick D'Virgilio...still layin' it down.
Nick D'Virgilio showing some diversity.
Nick D'Virgilio and clinic attendee.
Derek Roddy at the kit.
Derek Roddy kit, ready for action.
Wes Faulconer, owner of Explorers Percussion and Derek Roddy.


This last Saturday, April 26, two separate Meinl Cymbal artists hosted clinics in the US. Nick D' Virgilio hosted a clinic at Just Drums in Midlothian, Virginia and Derek Roddy hosted a clinic at Explorers Percussion in Kansas City, Missouri.

Both clinics were a great success and a huge round of thanks goes out to Shane Fowlkes and his staff at Just Drums and to Wes Faulconer and his staff at Explorers Percussion. Both teams worked very hard to make the clinics a memorable experience for all who were involved and attended.

Check out the photos.

Take care,




Chris Brewer

Chris Brewer

Artist Relations Manager for Meinl USA

4 responses to "Us Clinics Wrap-up"

Matt Minor posted on May 14, 2008 - 0:59 AM

That was a great clinic. It was awesome meeting both Derek and Chris. A very professional event!

Chris Brewer posted on May 14, 2008 - 15:45 PM

Hey Matt! It was great meeting you too! Looking forward to another chance at hanging out with you and the Explorers team. Take care. - Chris

Matt Minor posted on May 15, 2008 - 15:07 PM

Chris, also meant to tell you, thanks to you and Derek, the Sabians are getting traded in one by one for some Meinls at Explorers Percussion. I love that Byzance Spectrum ride! These cymbals sound so much better than anything else I have played. Thanks again!

Chris Brewer posted on May 15, 2008 - 16:27 PM

Matt - awesome to hear! Glad you are digging the cymbal sounds so much man. Let me know what you end up buying. Take care. - Chris

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