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CRAFTING A TRIBUTE SNARE FOR RECYCLED PERCUSSION

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AS A FAN OF ALL THINGS DRUMS, I HAD BEEN FOLLOWING THE JOURNEY OF RECYCLED PERCUSSION CREATOR JUSTIN SPENCER AS HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH A MAN NAMED ROY.

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Vans LTTC Tour Featuring Frank Zummo & Kristina Schiano

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2/27: Vans LTTC Tour Featuring Frank Zummo & Kristina Schiano Want to know what the Loyal to the Craft Tours are all about? Check out this video and pics below! We love doing these, and are so inspired seeing all you amazing musicians around the country! Comment below - what city and artist do you want us to do these in next? Tag friends! Huge thank you goes out to Vans for believing in the power of music and creative expression and supporting these events! Thanks to Frank Zummo Kristina Schiano for crushing it every night and hanging with everyone! Thank you to all the School of Rock bands and the local bands that crushed it every night! Suck Brick...

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NAMM 2020 was CRAZY!

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Looking back at NAMM 2020!

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SJC Family Reunion BBQ feat. ISSUES + Chapel - Presented by Vans!

Posted by Zach Matook on


1/22/2020 - SJC Family Reunion BBQ feat. ISSUES + Chapel - Presented by Vans! WHAT...A...BLAST! Huge shoutout to Vans for making this epic evening a reality. From the dunk tank and In N' Out truck to the incredible performances by ISSUES, Chapel, Carried Weight and Tamerlane, every moment was EPIC! We had a vision of creating the most epic SJC Family party EVER and figured we'd do it around the NAMM show. As it's our 20th Anniversary, we made sure to make it as over the top and fun as possible! Zach got dunked 5 times and we gave away a snare, $200 and even a Busker kit as the grand prize!We can't thank those who came out enough for...

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Vans LTTC Japan featuring Jay Weinberg of Slipknot!

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11/12/2019 - Vans LTTC Japan featuring Jay Weinberg of Slipknot! What an insanely epic time in Tokyo! HUGE thanks to Vans and Vans Japan for presenting such a rad event; it was amazing to connect with fans from across the world! Thanks to Jay for coming and ripping it up every single night. Check out the entire recap below! /

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Vans LTTC Los Angeles - Jay Weinberg Meet & Greet Photos!

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11/6/2019: Vans LTTC Los Angeles - Jay Weinberg Meet & Greet Photos! Thank you ALL who came out to the show! It was seriously INSANE! Can't wait to do another one! Shoutout to Vans for presenting such an amazing event! Download your photo, post on socials, and be sure to tag @sjcdrums and Jay! #lttclosangeles ... Jay Weinberg LTTC Mfocallength 50flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 1.8exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 11/7/2019 6:42:09 AMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3focallength 50flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 1.8exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 11/7/2019 6:42:28 AMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3focallength 50flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 1.8exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 11/7/2019 6:42:47 AMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3focallength 50flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 1.8exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 11/7/2019 6:43:08 AMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3focallength 50flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 1.8exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware...

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Vans Loyal to the Craft Tour featuring Josh Manuel - Recap!

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9/23/2019 - Vans Loyal to the Craft Tour featuring Josh Manuel - Recap! And that's a wrap! 8 days, 8 cities, 8 stages, countless numbers of friends and memories made! HUGE thanks to Vans for sponsoring these Loyal To The Craft tours; couldn't be possible without their support! Thanks to all of the bands who performed and to the School of Rock students who crushed it; truly inspiring! Thanks to Josh, Pat, Clayton, Mike, Travis and Ed for making an amazing team who brought this tour to life. Can't wait to head to Japan next with Jay Weinberg! "That’s a wrap on the Loyal To The Craft Tour!! 🎉 Huge shoutout to Vans and SJC Drums for supporting these clinics and giving me...

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The Final Vans Warped Tour EVER!

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7/31/2019 - The Final Vans Warped Tour EVER! And that's a WRAP on VANS WARPED TOUR.. 25 years of punk rock perfection has come to an end but the legacy will live on forever. Thank you Vans, Kevin Lyman and Steve Van Doren for creating the symbol of summer for so many people for so many years! We were fortunate enough to have a large SJC Family presence at the shows this year and captured a lot of great content. Keep an eye out for TONS of drum cams being posted this summer! HUGE thanks to Frank Zummo of Sum 41 for hosting a Loyal to the Craft meet and greet at our booth where two School of Rock students...

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Vans Warped Tour - Atlantic City!

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7/8/2019 - Vans Warped Tour - Atlantic City! Well, THAT WAS WILD! 15+ SJC Artists, a massive thunderstorm, an evacuation, artist signings, 100°F weather, crazy wind, a broken tent, and AWESOME hangs! We went straight from the Vans Loyal to the Craft Tour right to the Vans Warped Tour on 3 hours of sleep! We set up shop right on the beach and had a seriously awesome weekend. Here's a list of all the bands with SJC Artists in NJ! A Day To Remember Neck Deep Andy Black Big D and the Kids Table Bowling For Soup  The Doped Up Dollies Circa Survive Four Year Strong Not Ur Girlfrenz The Ones You Forgot Set Your Goals The Starting Line The Used Wage...

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Vans Loyal to the Craft Tour Recap!

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7/7/2019 - Vans Loyal to the Craft Tour Recap! In an effort to bring the passion of musical creativity right to you, SJC Custom Drums has teamed up with Vans and featured SJC Artists to present the Loyal to the Craft Tour. What a tour! Performances by local drummers/bands, workshops with featured SJC Artists Cyrus Bolooki and Jared Easterling, stories of entrepreneurship/SJC’s humble beginnings from co-founder Mike Ciprari, and amazing memories + friends made!!! We hit Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Lancaster and had an absolute BLAST! Each day was so much fun and we need to give a MASSIVE shoutout to Vans for putting this on and to School of Rock for bringing students out to jam with us! Check...

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