Percussion Ensembles 1-3
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Percussion Ensemble I (15-25 members) is an entry level course designed for all students with limited experience and students who have taken Percussion at the Jr. High Level. Students learn the fundamentals of snare drum, drum set, and marimba as well as preparing for 3 concerts a year. This is an open enrollment course with no audition or prerequisite required.
Percussion Ensemble 2 (12-18 members) is an intermediate level course designed for students who have completed Percussion 1. Students will expand on fundamentals learned in Percussion 1 as well as participate in the Region Solo and Ensemble festival and Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion. Prerequisites include a snare and mallet etude as well as recommendation from Mr. Meyer. Students are also highly encouraged to take private lessons and participate in Marching Band as well as Indoor Percussion in preparation for this course.
Percussion Ensemble 3 (10-15 members) is an advanced course by audition only. Students will learn advanced concepts in world music, conservatory solo literature, chamber music, and advanced large ensemble literature. Students will expand on concepts learned in Percussion 2 as well as participate in the Region Solo and Ensemble Festival and Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion. Students gain entry by preparing a four mallet marimba solo and a grade 4 or above snare etude. Students are also highly encouraged to take private lessons and participate in Marching Band as well as Indoor Percussion in preparation for this course.
The Percussion Ensembles support the Instrumental Program by performing with the Concert Bands and Orchestras in addition to working on their own repertoire. Students must provide their own mallets and sticks.
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