Alec Tackmann of Rochester, MN, wrote and published the percussion instructional books GoAndPractice, featuring Fundamental Vocabulary for the Able Percussionist, Rudimental Vocabulary for the Progressive Drummer, and Drum Set Vocabulary for the Advanced Performer. Visit alectackmann.com.
Roman Pettigrew of Burlington, VT, is currently a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Vermont preparing for medical school. His story of changing direction from music to medicine was chronicled at www.uvm.edu/about_uvm/outreach.
Andrew Simon McAllister of Belfast Down, UK, received a Royal Television Awards nomination for his music on the BBC World War I drama series 37 Days, starring Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, and Tim Pigott-Smith.
Carley Martin Verbeck of Chicago, IL, and Mark Verbeck released a second Scotch Hollow album, Raging Bull in the Chicken Wire Pen, featuring original blues-country roots music. Visit scotchhollowmusic.com.