Joel Smales

Joel Smales

Joel Smales is director of bands at Binghamton High School's Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, in Binghamton, NY, where he conducts 2 concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles, a percussion ensemble and steel drum band. He holds music degrees from the Crane School of Music (BM) where he studied with James Petercsak and Binghamton University (MM).

His school ensembles have performed for Bands of America, New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, New York State Band Directors Association, MENC Biennial National Conference, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the World's Physics Conference, First Night International, on television and the New York State Fair.

As a performer, Mr. Smales is active in the upstate NY region where he performs as Principal Percussionist with the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra, with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, leads his own percussion trio and plays drumset and steel drums regularly in the area.

Additionally, Smales is Director of Percussion studies at Binghamton University and each summer, he hosts a 3 day Percussion Camp for students of all ages to study with a faculty of outstanding percussion educators.

Mr. Smales has performed on over thirty CD's encompassing jazz, pop, country, folk and audio books. His published works include percussion solos,ensembles, steel band, textbooks and method books.

His articles on music and percussion have appeared in Percussive Notes, School Band and Orchestra, School Music News, The Instrumentalist, and Band World magazines. His high school band program was featured in the cover story for School Band and Orchestra magazine. Joel has served as New York State PAS Vice President and Percussion Chair for the New York State School Music Association.

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African Beat (Digital Download Only)

African Beat (Digital Download Only)

$15.95

Product #: 19907 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Quintet Instrumentation: Cowbell/Maracas/Agogo Bells, Maracas/Agogo Bells/Whistle, Conga Drums/Djembe/Djun (or Floor Tom)/Log Drum (…

 

 

  

Brazilian Beat

Brazilian Beat

$14.95

Product #: 19917 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Quintet Grade: 4 Description: This creative collection presents six originals in a variety of Brazilian drumming sty…

 

 

  

Congruent Moves

Congruent Moves

$11.95

Product #: 19823 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Quartet Instrumentation: Bongos/Bass Drum w/pedal/Ratchet/Brake Drum/Guiro; Suspended Cymbal/4 Tom-Toms/Wood Block/Guiro/Bass Drum; …

 

 

  

Connecticut Groove

Connecticut Groove

$13.95

Product #: 19948 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Quintet Instrumentation: snare drum/toms; snare drum/cowbell/whistle; snare drum/wood block/temple blocks; snare drum/hi-hat/splash …

 

 

  

Daring Dives (Digital Download Only)

Daring Dives (Digital Download Only)

$11.95

Product #: 19824 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Quartet Instrumentation: Snare Drum/Triangle, Tenor Drum/Woodblock, Cymbal, and Bass Drum Grade: 2 Descr…

 

 

  

Dueling Drummers, Ten grade 2-4 duets for festivals, recitals and contests

Dueling Drummers, Ten grade 2-4 duets for festivals, recitals and contests

$11.95

Product #: 19678 Credits: Smales Series: Percussion Duet Instrumentation: 2 Snare Drums Grade: 2-4 Description: This set of 10 duets utilizes …

 

 

  

Festival Pieces For Mallets

Festival Pieces For Mallets

$11.99

Product #: 13964 Credits: Smales Series: Mallet Solo Instrumentation: Mallet Solo Grade: 2 Description: This collection contains 8 keyboard solos for gr…

 

 

  

Festival Pieces For Mallets, Volume 2

Festival Pieces For Mallets, Volume 2

$11.99

Product #: 13965 Credits: Smales Series: Mallet Solo Instrumentation: Mallet Solo Grade: 2-4 Description: This second volume of mallet solos by Joel Sma…

 

 

  

Festival Pieces For Multiple Percussion

Festival Pieces For Multiple Percussion

$8.99

Product #: 13606 Credits: Smales Series: Multiple Percussion Solo Instrumentation: Multiple Percussion Grade: 2-4 Description: In this fun collection of…

 

 

    

Festival Pieces For Snare Drum

Festival Pieces For Snare Drum

$10.99

Product #: 13334 Credits: Smales Series: Snare Drum Solo Instrumentation: Snare Drum Grade: 3-5 Description: A collection of 8 grade 3-5 solos for the p…

 

 

  

Tetronix

Tetronix

$7.99

Product #: 13622 Credits: Smales Series: Multiple Percussion Solo Instrumentation: Bass drum, toms and bongos Grade: 4 Description: Grade 4 multiple per…

 

 

  

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