(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

BDX 2019 DATE + SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 11
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NEW LOCATION
Seattle Pacific University
Royal Brougham Pavilion
3414 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (map)

BDX DIRECTOR
Tony Sodano, see bio below.

ELIGIBILITY + PERFORMANCE TIME
Open to middle and high school drumlines. The time limit per show is 7 minutes. There will be point deductions for performance time past this limit.

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

FEE
$250 - Financial aid is available to any school that needs it. Don’t let the fee keep your school from signing up. Your fee covers new 20 minute educational clinic, venue costs, staff time, videographer and trophies. Additionally, we’re no longer charging a ticket fee for audience members. If the fee is prohibitive to you, please email Tony Sodano and we’ll figure out what works for your budget.

EXTRA INFO!

  • BDX 2019 will end with a performance from the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. This is traditionally the first full group performance of the season for Blue Thunder.

  • Food and drink will be sold in the venue lobby. Cash, check and card accepted. All proceeds from food, drink & merch go directly to the Seattle JazzED Scholarship fund.

  • We’ll have new BDX t-shirts available for sale.

  • New venue at Seattle Pacific University means better parking options. We’ll have room for your bus.

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)

(Photo by Jovelle Tamayo for The seattle globalist)


BDX Director

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Tony Sodano

Tony Sodano received his Master's degree in Music Education from Washington State University as a multi-instrumentalist focusing on electric bass, percussion and guitar. During his studies, he composed for and instructed the Washington State University Marching Band Drumline. After receiving his Master's, Tony spent two years working with Celebrity Cruises playing bass in their show band around the world.

As the former band director at Garfield High School, he ran the marching and concert bands along with the award winning drumline program. He is the assistant director of the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and has performed with Kenny Aronoff, David Garibaldi, Alan White, Scott Mercado, Owuor Arunga, Michael Derosier, Scott Rockenfield, Ryan Lewis & Macklemore.


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