Josh Mimms – Rich Sticks, Drummer

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Josh Mimms comes from a family of rudimental percussionist and was introduced to the activity as a young child when watching his father march and teach in drum corps. When in High School, he joined the marching band and did his four years marching snare under the direction of David Vose and Fred Ford. In the Mid 1990′s Joshua decided to march in his first of several drum corps in the early-mid 1990′s.

Drumsmack TV Guest Josh Mimms

Drumsmack TV Guest Josh Mimms

In 1998, after aging out of the drum corps activity, Joshua took on small rolls in several Massachusetts and New Hampshire High School drum lines. In 1999, he moved to Maine and became the Batterie Technician for the Southern Maine Youth Percussion Ensemble (SMYPE) under the direction of Phil Verrill. SMYPE was awarded as the 1999 Winter Guard International Independent Open World Champions in Dayton, OH. After a few years off from the marching arts, Joshua came back to Massachusetts to start Sonic Wave indoor marching percussion ensemble with some friends. In 2007, Joshua was asked to join the winter percussion staff at the Triton Regional High School in Byfield, MA as a Batterie Technician. In the same year, he was also asked to join the management and staff of the non-profit group Youth in the Arts where he is assisting the director with establishing a start-up program for the East Coast Jazz Drum Corps.

Rich Sticks

Rich Sticks

In 2008, Joshua saw a need for sporting event entertainment and founded Northeast Percussive Entertainment Group. This new program is set up to provide entertainment for the Boston area professional and semi-professional sports teams. NPEG is made up of several ensembles that not only offer sports entertainment, but also compete in the local and national indoor marching percussion circuits. NPEG has just started a new education program that introduces new and inexperienced young people into the world of marching percussion. This program teaches young, inner city percussionists from the Boston area proper technique and how to read music.

Joahua now is a co-owner in Rich Sticks, making custom sticks for drummers around the world.

See Josh Mimms on Drumsmack TV Episode 32

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