Percussion Ensemble

Fall – Basics

In the fall, all percussion students in Concert and Symphonic Bands are encouraged to participate in after school percussion sectionals. Students get together after school with percussion instructors and rehearse pep band music and review percussion basics.

Tryouts: none

Practice Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall. This will taper down to one day/week mid-season.

Fees: TBD – Previous fees have been around $50.

Discovery will provide percussion equipment for students.


Spring – Competition Percussion Ensemble

Tryouts: November – Exact date TBD

Practice Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5:00

Fees: TBD – Previous fees have ranged from $200-$250.

Performances will be more frequent with this group. Performances include DMS band recruiting performances, “Dinner with the Drumline” at BJHS, and various competitions throughout the southeast. Competitions are on Saturdays. They will travel with the BJHS Indoor Drumline and sometimes the BJHS Winterguard.

Fees will be higher than fall basics for this group because of competition and travel expenses, along with uniform requirements, percussion competition equipment/sticks, etc.