December 29, 2017.First performance by students of “SPLASH”,which is the new percussion school, founded by Marcel Falize in June 2016.Did you know that the Falize family also started a Tyrolean Band, named “Tirol Ohne Bergen”, which means “Without Mountains?” (because Holland has no mountains….)
December 29, 2017.Article from “Parkstad Actueel”, by Callie Steijaert.Translated by Ineke, assisted by John.The first big student concert in Cornelius House, Heerlen, Limburg,on Saturday December 30, 2017.When the name Marcel Falize (residing in Heerlerheide) is mentioned, then everyone knows that he is a professional musician, who for many years has been a gifted percussionist for the world's best Stand-Alone-Violinist André Rieu and his Johann Strauss orchestra and subsequently performs in almost all parts of our globe. In addition, he has also been instructor/conductor of the successful Hunting-Horn & Trumpet Band "Edelweiss" in Heerlen (Heksenberg) for 20 years and is also involved in the riffle club "Vaesrade". The Lift-Off orchestra is also a brainchild of his, in which his three sons, Colin, Dean and Glenn are also closely involved. So this is clearly a musical family.With Marcel Falize there are no limits when it comes to musical ideas. A special example of this is the new percussion school, named "Splash", which was launched in August 2016 as a part of Lift-Off, and began with only two students. But now, December 2017, Marcel & sons already have 60 students in their educational program, who hail from various locations in Southern Limburg, with some even from an international location of Selfkant (German municipality). The approach of this education is to provide tailor-made lessons in, amongst others, the playing of small drums, drums, percussion and melodic percussion instruments. The Splash Percussion School therefore provides tailor-made lessons and should also be seen as a preparation for the conservatory for the (aspiring)-musician.In the meantime, the training cycle of the current students is such that Marcel with ease in mind dared to organize a real (student) concert together with his percussion orchestra Lift-Off. An Open Podium for the students to get used to performing. This will take place on Saturday 30 December 2017, as a real premiere, in Cultural Center Cornelius House in Heerlerheide at 6 pm (with free entrance). Of course students will be featured in the first part of the program and in the second half a collaboration concert with Lift Off. Everyone is of course very welcome to attend this concert, which can only be described as unique. It certainly is worth the effort. After the concert no one needs to go home immediately, because there will be a sparkling "After Party" on stage with the cooperation of their own Tyrolean band "Ohne Bergen" (see photo), which can also be heard on 13 January in the community house Heksenberg and on 28 January there will be a ladies' session at the Café de Bok in Heerlerheide.
The first student concert of percussion school “SPLASH”.In 2016 Marcel Falize started a percussion school named “Splash”, with 2 students. The present 60 students come from the Netherlands and Germany, mainly from the German community “Selfkant/Saeffelen” which is squeezed on three sides by the Dutch border. That’s why Marcel spoke his introductions in two languages: Dutch and German.Ruud and Ineke attended the concert and had an enjoyable evening. The entire Falize family consists of gifted musicians. Not only percussion as you might have thought! We saw the Tyrolean band, which started only two months ago, with Marcel Falize playing the bass guitar and Glenn Falize playing a combination of a keyboard and a guitar, named a “Keytar”! We know that Dean recently started a trumpet study!Two daughters in law played accordion and guitar, André Falize (Marcel’s brother) played the trumpet. Even Mik Falize (1), in the arms of his grandmother Nicole, has inherited the musical genes, as you may see in the third video.Enjoy!