It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and family member Fred Newcomm. Fred served the organization until his health no longer allowed it. He started with POW Percussion (then Pulse Open) as ensemble coordinator and lead the group to an unprecedented transition from Open to World class finalist in 2012. He later served as ensemble coordinator for Pulse Percussion. He impacted hundreds of lives with his instruction, dedication, and passion for the activity. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.