Gasparrini and Scott of Bluecoats & Rhythm X To Judge DrumLine Battle Lithuania

Tom Gasparrini

Tom Gasparrini

DAYTON, OH - From October 23rd - 25th, Mike Scott and Tom Gasparrini of the Bluecoats and Rhythm X, Inc. will attend, judge, and present clinics at DCI's Soundsport and DrumLine Battle events in Panevezys, Lithuania. The event will feature competitive and exhibition performances sanctioned by the US-based Drum Corps International and its new programs SoundSport and DrumLine Battle.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Lithuania's Artspark will host the event which will also host a percussion performance clinic by Tom Gasparrini and an ensemble management masterclass presented by Mike Scott. Gasparrini is a battery instructor at the world-renowned programs The Bluecoats and Rhythm X of DCI and WGI respectively. Scott is the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc. and a Tour Director of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. The events in Lithuania mark the end of an eleven day European tour by Gasparrini and Scott which began with the first-ever European X Audition Clinics, presented by The X Academy.

Mike Scott

Dayton, OH

Mike Scott is a clinician, consultant, and the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc., a non-profit music education company in Dayton, Ohio. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2012. There he studied percussion and conducting and completed the Farmer School of Business Summer Institute. Before beginning his career as an administrator and teacher, Mike was an active performer in the marching arts. In 2011 Mike was the conductor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio and was a performer in Rhythm X’s percussion ensemble from 2011-2012. Mike was also a member of the Miami University Marching Band for four years, serving as the drum major during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013 Mike began work at Rhythm X, Inc. as the Operations Director, managing the business development and logistics of the organization. He was also the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. There he taught band, orchestra, and general music in grades 6-12. Prior to the 2015 competitive season, Mike became the first full-time employee at Rhythm X, Inc. as the company’s CEO. There he works with the organization’s President Tim Fairbanks to develop the future strategy of the company. During the summer months, Mike travels the country with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as the group’s Tour Administrator. He has also served as the tour manager of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mike proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Etymotic Research, and Fred J. Miller Inc.