Percussion Ensemble (Grades 4-10)

Are you tired of always playing in the back of the band? If so, percussion ensemble is for you! This ensemble provides a great opportunity for percussion students to play independently while developing ensemble skills. Percussion ensemble literature is designed to enhance a student's musicianship in all areas of percussion playing. Students will play a variety of instruments. Percussion ensemble complements school band programs and private lessons. Two years of percussion playing and a successful audition with the ensemble director is required. The final class consists of a warm-up rehearsal and performance.

Fall semester begins: The week of September 11, 2017

Tuition per semester: $453.60 (16 one-hour classes), 10% discount for WCMS private lesson students

Days and times:

Group 1: Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Group 2: Meets Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening; time to be arranged with instructor after the initial audition and availability of all interested candidates.

Audition requirements: One piece of student's choice on both snare drum and mallet percussion; sight-reading.

Placement auditions: Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year are being held Sunday, September 10, 4 - 5 pm. Please submit an online inquiry below and follow the link to sign up for an audition timeslot, or contact us to make special arrangements.


Registration:

  • For returning students: If you are a returning student in Percussion Ensemble, enroll online here:
  • For new students: If you are interested in joining Percussion Ensemble, please submit this inquiry form and the instructor will be in touch with you:


A 2013 performance by WCMS's Percussion Ensemble "Rim Shot"