Beetle Percussion now plants a tree in Colorado for every product you purchase. With each item purchased, one tree seedling will be planted in the beetle affected forests of Colorado to assist with restoration. We have teamed up with our partners at the Colorado State Forestry Service at CSU, and are excited to not only be able to remove harmful materials from the environment, but now also replace them with new life. In the aftermath of destructive wildfires, reforesting burned land helps protect water supplies, restores wildlife habitat and reduces flooding and erosion.
Our Latest Addition to the Beetle Artist Family...
We are pleased to announce Andrew Szypula, @andrewszypula, to the Beetle Artist family! Andrew is a percussionist, designer, and educator from Philadelphia, PA currently living in New Orleans. He completed dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Temple University. He has played with a variety of professional ensembles including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans, Opera, the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Windish Music & Productions’ “Junk Rock,” Gallant Entertainment, Inc.’s professional sports marching ensembles, and other freelance work around Philadelphia and New Orleans.
Experience in the marching arts including 3 seasons with Carolina Crown landed him in high demand as an educator and show designer. He is currently the Percussion Instructor and Operations Manager for the Tulane University Bands. He has taught and written for groups all over the world from Temple University in Philadelphia to the Medellín Gran Banda in Colombia and from all levels from elementary school band to collegiate percussion to WGI World Championship finalists. Andrew is proud to be a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, Percussive Arts Society, and the Beetle Percussion Artist Family and wholly supports their mission for ecologically friendly percussion products.