| H i s t o r y
The Rocky Mountain Percussion Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
Colorado based youth organization, that was started in 1991 by a
group of percussion instructors, judges and educators who were concerned
about the level of percussion training and performance, primarily
at the high school level. Steve Yates, Joe Bartko and Ralph Hardimon
were the founders of the RMPA and along with Charles Craig formed
what is now one of the nations premier percussion organizations
of its kind. Our main focus is student motivation and educational
training through the percussion activity.
The association is the governing body of the indoor percussion
activity in the Rocky Mountain region and sponsors a series of indoor
percussion events, educational clinics and competitions during the
winter and spring months. Our educational clinics are in conjunction
with the Percussive Arts Society.
These programs provide a motivational tool that can help turn non-percussionists
and a typical drum section into a cohesive and entertaining percussion
ensemble. The nations top percussion judges adjudicate all
of our competitions.
Since the first event was held in 1993, the RMPA has provided competition
and training for more than 7000 students, has become one of
the premier percussion organizations of its kind in the country
and serves as a national model by which other organizations
are administered and managed.
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