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Fusion Percussion History

In 2007, a local high school band director and a local drum-line instructor had the desire and dedication to form an indoor drum-line.  After much research and discussion with local parents that had kids from different Cabarrus county schools, the two decided to start an indoor drum-line.  In the initial year,  these dedicated percussionists recruited kids locally, and therefore,  based out of Concord, NC  the initial group of members consisted of percussionists from each of the Cabarrus County schools.   

Since the combination of kids ‘fused’ from across Cabarrus was critical to the group’s initial start, the name 'Fusion' Percussion was born.  The group continues combining kids from schools across Cabarrus County, but as some of the original members have grown and gone to college, they have brought back new members from those colleges.  Thus, Fusion has grown beyond its original roots but remain to be focused in and around Cabarrus County. 

The logo was devised from two basic dynamic indications in music, forte (meaning loud or strong) and piano (meaning soft).  So, with a loud, strong stroke followed by a soft beat, Fusion Percussion creates a dramatic percussion atmosphere in which the ensemble can learn and improve individual and team skills.  The colors were chosen based on the favorite colors of two founding members, plus the color combination seemed to fit the logo better than many other combinations.  And last, a parent was inducted into the circle to provide much needed capital as well as a means to haul the equipment around to the competitions and shows.
 
After the 2007 and 2008 seasons, the local high school band director took opportunities in another state and the drum-line instructor graduated from UNCC.   With the drum-line instructor's graduation from UNCC as a music major in the fall of 2008, he was readily available within the area to assume the 2009 Fusion banner.  In addition, he brought  a strong commitment to teach life lessons and educational material besides music.  So, by writing his own music and drill along with design elements from the group, the performances evolved into creative shows that took along an educational theme.  For 2009 as well as this year, a local teacher was been brought in to teach the members and staff the ideas and concepts to go with the story.  Therefore, as stated in our description, we try to provide “performances” that tell a story, entertain our audiences, and allow our members to have fun while learning the music.

 

 
 

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