Bucket Samba is a fun piece with a samba groove! This piece makes use of 16th note rhythms and repetitive parts for ease of teaching and performing. It is recommended to make use of the optional shaker part and even samba percussion instrumentation to add to the feel.
Check It! was commissioned for the Cook Wissahickon Percussion Ensemble.
It is a high energy piece written for percussion bucket ensembles. The rhythms found throughout the piece are based off of 16th note check patterns. This piece can be used as a supplimental tool after the students have learned their basic 16th note check patterns, or as a fun method to help teach 16th note check patterns through music performance.