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Les Langhorst Band 2009
at the Blumenthal Theatre.
 Les Langhorst Band 2009
at the Blumenthal Theatre.
 
Rick in the pit for Wicked at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, 2008. Rick's percussion setup for Wicked.
 
Jon Metzger and Clair Ritter in the Studio. Rick, Rob, and Rod at a Marsalis session.
 
Rick with Ed Thigpen at the studio. John Brown and son pay Rick a visit.

 
The next two rows feature photos from the 2005 PAS North Carolina Day of Percussion held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 
The UNCC Percussion Ensemble which performed Rick Dior’s “When Worlds Collide”. (Left to right) -- Rob Falvo, Rick Dior, Keith Aleo and Jon Wacker.
 
Mike Spiro gives a clinic. Jeff Queen demonstrates.

 
Joe Lindsey at the studio ESPN session with L-R: Phil Thompson, Doug Henry, Doug Burns, and Rick Simerly.
 
Doug Burns and Rick Simerly at an Acoustic Barn session for ESPN. CSO Percussion Section 2005
 
Harold Danko, Clay, Rich Perry, Tom Hildreth and Rick play a concert. Harold Danko, Clay, Rich Perry, Tom Hildreth and Rick play a concert.
 
Brian Sullivan meets Ed after his clinic. Harold Danko and Rick, post-concert at Robinson Hall, UNCC.
 
Rick and Drumming Legend Ed Shaughnessy share a laugh. Rich Perry and Rick
 
Student Chris Mullins Student Mike D'Angelo
 
Student Patrick McGinty Phil D'Angelo

 
Ryan and Julianne practicing. Student Russell Lacy.

 
Rick Dior with the 2004 UNCC Percussion Ensemble. Student Stephanie Wilson.

 
Student Adam Maloof from Spartanburg South Carolina. Student Carolyn Byrd from Charlotte North Carolina.

 
Former student Kristin Klark now a masters student at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina. Student Katherine Byrd from Charlotte North Carolina.

 
Student Logan Templeton from Charlotte, North Carolina. Student Matthew Mckee from Charlotte, North Carolina.

 
Rick's son Ryan Dior after his first football game. Student Nick Horvath from Greensboro, North Carolina.

 
Student Ryan Dior from inside the house. Student Sonny Huntsinger from Shelby North Carolina.

 
The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra percussion section 2000-2001. From left to right- Patrick Hanna (now a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), John Leopold (now a Student at Appalachian State University), Lee Bemis (now a student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City),Keith Johnson (now a student at Appalachian State University) and Justin Turner (whereabouts unknown). The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra percussion section 2001-2002. From left to right- Colleen Wheelahan (now a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory), Katheryn Bryd, Mike D'angelo, Patrick Hanna and Tom Reaves (now a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte).

 
Here is the current crop of UNCC students. From left to right- Matt Kelly, Justin Blackwood, Jeremy Poole, Tom Reaves, Jon Melzer, Renae White, Henry Davis, and Amanda Estes. Lets see how they look after a year. Here is Bill Congdon (Timpanist with the Greensboro Symphony and all round swell guy)and myself performing an in school percussion presentation for a tough crowd..

 
Ricks Clinic at the South Carolina Day of Percussion 2002. Ricks Clinic at the South Carolina Day of Percussion 2002.

 
Ricks Clinic at the South Carolina Day of Percussion 2002. Ricks Clinic at the South Carolina Day of Percussion 2002.

 
Here is the UNCC percussion ensemble performing a concert in 2002. Minister/drummer Rodney Hagans of Mount Pleasant, NC.

 
 

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