I wrote Toboggan for the 8th grade percussion ensemble at Woodland Middle School in Stockbridge, GA in 2012.
At that time I was the assistant band director at Woodland High School and would visit the middle school to work with the percussionists. This particular semester I was going to conduct a piece with them on the Winter Concert and was having a hard time finding a one that was a good fit. So, I wrote something! And that something was Toboggan.
Since being published by Tapspace in 2015, Toboggan has become widely performed at concerts and festivals from Georgia to Hawaii. It was recently performed by the Broken Arrow High School Percussion Ensemble at their 2016 Midwest Performance and was selected as an Editor’s Choice by music distributor J.W. Pepper.