Making Of: Collaboration Snare with Gabriel Stockton
Posted by Liz Aponte on Apr.01, 2013
We had the honor of collaborating with artist Gabriel Stockton on a 7×14 Birch 10 Ply Snare that we were able to display alongside Gabriel’s other artwork at a Music & Arts Show at The Rock Church in Salt Lake City. This video shows the process of the drum being made, and the final product being displayed at the art show. Enjoy!
Let Your Light Shine
Posted by Liz Aponte on Dec.14, 2012
Respira supporter and good friend Ben Carter recently sent us this amazing card, sharing verse Matthew 5:16 and other very encouraging thoughts. We are so thankful for Ben, as he is currently in Air Force training camp. Ben, thank you so much for your desire to protect and serve our country, as well as your amazing heart! We’re praying for you and can’t wait to make you a snare one day – maybe using this verse and lighthouse as a reference.
Millhouse Snare – Close Up
Posted by Liz Aponte on Nov.12, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take pictures of Bryan Edwards and his snare during a band practice. Not only does this snare encompass Bryan’s love for The Simpsons, but it also shows his loyalty for the Packers football team, with his drum kit being green.
Check out these pictures of Bryan and his snare, and look out for his artist page coming soon!
Forevermore’s New CD “Sojourners” Available For Pre-Order
Posted by Liz Aponte on Nov.05, 2012
Good friend and current Respira Collective artist Sammy Vaughan and his band FOREVERMORE are releasing a new record! With a well produced sound, in your face drums, head bopping breakdowns, and greatly executed scream to clean vocals, this is a band to watch out for in the next coming months. If you are a fan of August Burns Red, Texas In July, or For Today, you will love this record!
It is an honor to have Sammy as part of the Respira Collective family. Not only is he an incredibly talented musician (he recently told me of some jazz gigs he has done, in addition to his touring and recording schedule with Forevermore), but he is a great brother in Christ.
You can pre-order Forevermore’s new album “Sojourners” HERE.
Check out some new Forevermore songs here:
“Paradigm” featuring Spencer Sotelo of Periphery – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0tyLSy3_3k&feature=relmfu
“Faithful and Just” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjLec6LfrZY
Up and Coming
Posted by Liz Aponte on Oct.21, 2012
Meet Jack – he is 2 1/2 years old, loves the drums, and will be a Respira artist (once his feet can reach the bass and hi hats pedals).
Posted by Liz Aponte on Oct.20, 2012
Last Sunday I spent a lot of time in prayer, asking God to create a clear vision for Respira and help provide for things that have been on my heart, but that seem impossible. I marked up a dry erase board with verses, ideas, plans…anything and everything that came to mind about Respira.
One of these things was God providing certain tools/supplies that would make building drums easier, specifically more work benches/tables to have more room to work. I find myself feeling limited with space, especially because drums require so much inventory that sometimes it’s hard to keep it all together!
For those that don’t know – I work full time at a non-profit organization so that my husband can go to school full time and finish as quickly as possible. While having a conversation (about God) with one of my co-workers, she mentioned that they have some extra cabinets that didn’t fit, and were planning on throwing them away. I quickly told her I would love to have them!
That was Monday, approximately 24 hours after I had asked God both small and big prayers.
Looking back on the history of Respira, this frequently happens – I think something is impossible, or wondering if I should continue with Respira. And almost instantly, God provides something, or someone as affirmation to keep going. Praise God for His faithfulness despite my doubt
I am excited about this little (but so meaningful) blessing. This might be an assembly table, a router table…I’m not too sure yet! But I am thankful!
Returning to Honduras!
Posted by Liz Aponte on Jun.16, 2012
We are going back to Danli, Honduras this August and we need your help!
Please view our Honduras Page for more info!
Liz & Respira Collective
Posted by Liz Aponte on Apr.14, 2012
Here are some picture of Nolan McCormick’s 7×14, Pacific Maple Burl segmented snare with brass hardware!
Thank you Nolan for being awesome and allowing us to make this for you!
Be sure to check out his band In Search of Sight !
Posted by Liz Aponte on Mar.23, 2012
We recently had the honor of making a snare for The Rock Music drummer Bryan Edwards. He loves The Simpsons, so we took a 7×14, 10 Ply Maple shell, stained it Simpsons Yellow, and put a Millhouse decal on.
Bryan’s wife wanted to make the snare really special, so she wrote on the inside of the shell, and she also put their son, Wesley’s, footprints on the inside as well. Very awesome!
Bryan’s wife and I decided to do a trade back in October. She was going to make my wedding cake, and I was going to make her husband a snare drum. Pretty awesome trade! We are thankful for the Edwards’ family and the chance to create some meaningful.
Check out pictures of the snare and the wedding cake!
Posted by Liz Aponte on Mar.19, 2012
The Matt Greiner snare auction is over, and Scott Harwick from PA was the winner! He was able to give the snare to his son Travis. Also, Scott and his son were able to meet Matt and talk about the snare at August Burns Red’s show in Allentown, PA on the Leveler tour.
With Scott’s winning bid, and the kindness of a matching gifts donor, we were able to donate $1,400 to Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services. God is good!!
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about the auction! And thank you to Matt for taking on this idea!