What is Percussion?
Any musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.
Our competitive marching band competes in the Fall in field marching competitions and consists of a front ensemble (pit or frontline) and keyboard percussion and battery (drumline) percussion along with non-percussion instruments such as brass and woodwinds. For more information click HERE to learn more about our field marching band.
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Winter Percussion is a separate ensemble that does its own show indoors. Any student is eligible to do Winter Percussion. It is not a course offering and practices are held in the evenings from December – March. Percussion in the Winter is an indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consisting of the marching percussion (or battery) and front ensemble (pit or frontline) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater. High school groups typically start after their fall marching band season ends, because of this, the activity is often called winter percussion or winterline.