Wondering how SilverFox Marching Products hold up in the hands of top level ensembles?
Well, we just received this update from SF School Affiliate Derek Lacy and his Newark High School Percussion Ensemble. Congrats to Derek and the band on all your achievements over the past year, keep up the good work!
â€œWe now hold the record again of 31 consecutive State qualifying years. We received a superior rating (highest) at the state band competition as well. The percussion ensemble group at the high school can now boast of having two straight years of all superior ratings! All three percussion ensemble pieces, not to leave out the solos, received superior ratings.
Snares used MS wood, 1001 Ultratip, and the new Clawstix. Tenors used the CT-1, MS Ultratip, the new Clawstix and El Calor timbale sticks. Basses used the CB-A through 4. Durability was great with the Duracrylx. In fact, we tested out using the MS sticks without tape and are glad to report they last at least as long as any other brand WITH tape. When we added tape I would say they lasted about three times as longâ€¦The El Calors on the tenors held up all marching season. As the tenors stated “great skank sound and bark”. We even used these during the concert season with an ensemble piece. The Clawstix held up more than 1 marching season with a competitive group. O-rings and materials held up well. We also used the Clawstix as “brushes” during the concert/ensemble season on the concert toms to good resultsâ€¦The pit or front ensemble used the new Field Series Mallets for a second year and can report that they really work! Durability is awesome. The fiber you guys use can take a lot of abuse. None of our mallets have any loose threading! Even after two years.”
You can find info on ALL of the products used by the Newark High School Percussion Ensemble HERE