30 Apr Drum Grade Exams – Results Spring 2020
It’s been a slightly tricky start to the exam season this time around given the current situation worldwide. Fortunately, the exam boards have been great and provided lots of options for the drum grade exams. Congratulations to everyone who took drum grade exams this term and well done for making the best out of it! Here are the latest results:
Drum Grade Exams – RSL Awards
A big congratulations to Emile (Queen’s Park) for getting a gigantic 91% in his RSL Awards grade 2 exam! His drum teacher Joe Snelgrove said he’s been working super hard and it’s definitely paid off! Emile chose to play Slipstream, Cuba Mama and Y’All, getting 19/20 on the last two pieces. With near perfect technical exercises he sailed into the distinction grade. Emile also completed this exam remotely given the current circumstances. Well done again Emile!
Well done to Rupert (De Beauvoir Town) for passing his grade 3 exam this term. Rupert did amazing, especially considering this exam took place with RSL Awards remotely. Rupert went for a really varied batch, performing Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, Smooth by Santana and Standard by Stormzy. Standard is a pretty quick track to play and there’s some difficult transitions in Smooth too. Great work Rupert!
Congratulations go to AB (Muswell Hill) who passed her grade 2 RSL Awards exam with drum teacher Joe Nicklin. She got a merit with 78% – nice work AB! She chose to play the Rockschool pieces Y’All and For You, along with Losing My Religion by R.E.M as the free choice piece. Excellent work to both AB and Joe!
Well done also to Ian (Winchmore Hill) for sailing through his grade 3 RSL Awards exam. His drum teacher Luca Romano tells us that Ian played the three Rockschool pieces Fallout, Overrated and Old Bones Blues. Fallout is an especially difficult one for grade 3. There’s lots of syncopation and it’s tough to stay right in the pocket. Excellent work Ian!
Drum Grade Exams – Trinity Rock & Pop
And last but not least, congratulations go to Howard (Muswell Hill) who passed his Trinity Rock & Pop grade 1 with drum teacher Joe Nicklin. Howard managed a fantastic distinction – amazing work! He chose to play Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, The Weight by The Band and Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Keep up the superb work Howard!
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Congratulations again to everyone for the brilliant drum grade exam results this term! If we missed your result out, email us and we’ll make sure your results are posted right here.