On Thursday, October 29th, 2015 we had a great loss to the Percussion World – J. Delecluse passed away.  On October 30th, the Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble played the first line of Delecluse #1 in tribute followed by a moment of silence.

Photo above is with Delecluse in 2007 at the PAS French Day of Percussion.   I gave him a bottle of wine on behalf of all the US Percussionists, for doing so much for our worldwide percussion community.