TheDomDom’s Summer Term Concert 2023
Posted on: 29 July 2023
TheDomDom’s Summer Term Concert 2023 holds a very special place in my heart. Why? It was the first DomDom concert to feature a live band. Whilst our previous 5 concerts saw my drummers perform to backing tracks, our 6th offered my students the chance to perform all live. A big thank you to my colleagues Nick and Russ from SoulFood here: They made this possible by providing bass, guitar and vocals.
I’m very pleased that 9 of the 23 performers took advantage of this opportunity. They experienced the joy of making music with others*. And they developed those aspects of drumming that are akin to the responsibilities a conductor holds: counting the band in, keeping time and managing changes in structure, dynamics and tempo.
And to all the drummers who challenged themselves and generously entertained our 124 strong audience:
As planned, TheDomDom’s Summer Term Concert saw our return to The Pavilion. This great venue did us proud for the 2nd time and I am very grateful to Wendy and her wonderful team for hosting us. Thank you 🙂
And, as is customary at the end of term, the concert gave me a welcome opportunity to recognise the DomDom drummers that dedicated the most time to practice: Big congratulations to those with the highest scores on the ‘Who’s-aceing-TheDomDom’s-TomToms’ chart:
Here’s to the next one.
Onwards & upwards 🙂
*see also my blog ‘A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled’