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26 Sep

U.of Alabama Receives New Gear

The University of Alabama began their 2012 Fall Semester by outfitting the School of Music with brand new Pearl/Adams concert and marching percussion equipment.  With the addition of Tim Feeney to the faculty, the UA percussion studio has received a total revamp with instruments hand-delivered to UA by Gadsden Music Company.  These brand new vibraphones, marimbas, drums and hardware ensure that students are practicing and performing on the best equipment available during their schooling.

"We are very proud of our new collection of Pearl/Adams concert instruments - the sound and consistency of the keyboards and drums is fantastic, and gives our students the chance to produce their best as they practice and perform. This collection gives us the foundation we need in establishing the University of Alabama as one of the finest centers for training percussionists in the United States." – Tim Feeney, University of Alabama, Instructor of Percussion

The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band Percussion Section is also outfitted with Pearl's latest offering, Championship CarbonCore Series marching battery instruments.  These drums feature 6 ply Maple shells with an inner ply of light weight Carbon Fiber, for maximum projection and sensitivity.  The sparkling finish on the drums is Black Silver Burst lacquer, with compliments the Million Dollar Band's uniforms and is the stocking finish for CarbonCore Series.

“The CarbonCore sound is an A+ for the Alabama Million Dollar Band. Championship CarbonCore Snares and Tenors, paired with 100% Maple Bass Drums, will give them a wonderfully balanced battery sound, but also the ability to power a band the size of the MDB in any stadium they perform in.” – Dan Twiford, Pearl Marching Percussion Marketing Manager

The Million Dollar Band Percussion Section, under the direction of Associate Director of Athletic Bands and Pearl Artist, Neal Flum, has been playing Pearl/Adams products exclusively since 2004.  The MDB is one of the nation’s most popular collegiate bands, appearing on national television broadcasts of the Crimson Tide and performing at band festivals across the Southeast.  The Million Dollar Band, under the direction of Dr. Ken Ozzello and Mr. Randall Coleman, is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2012.

For more information about the University of Alabama School of Music, click here.

Be sure to check out Championship CarbonCore Series on the field this football season!