Percussion

The Battery

The Battery is comprised of members who play battery percussion instruments including Snare drum, Tenor drums, Bass drums, and Cymbals.  Though it is helpful to have previous experience playing your chosen instrument, this welcomes all ranges of skill level.  Auditions will be held during band camp in order to place students on an instrument they not only feel comfortable with but have the most potential for success.  The entire battery section is lead by a veteran member, normally a junior or senior.  It is the responsibility of the section leader to keep their section informed, lead by example, and help develop a unified approach to the activity.  It is also the job of the battery section leader to be in constant communication with the front ensemble section leader and drum majors.

The Front Ensemble

The Front Ensemble, also known as “the pit,” is comprised of non-marching members who play a large barred percussion instruments, synthesizers, keyboards, and a large variety of auxiliary percussion instruments.  Though it is helpful to have previous experience playing your chosen instrument, this section welcomes all ranges of skill level.  Auditions will be held during band camp to help place students on instrument parts where they will not only feel comfortable but will have the highest potential for a successful performing season.  Because the front ensemble does not march, except for the occasional parade, their focus is mainly on achieving a high level of accuracy and musical expression.  This section may learn several small pieces unrelated to the show concept in order to continue to expand their stylistic skills and technique.  The front ensemble is lead by a veteran member, normally a junior or senior, who also works very closely with their drum majors and battery percussion section leader.  It is the responsibility of the section leader to keep their section informed, lead by example, and help develop a unified approach to the activity.

Congratulations to Our 2019 season Section Leaders!

Battery Captain:  Richard Uriostegui

Battery Section Leader:   Sonia Granados

Front Ensemble Section Leader:  Anny Quinonez

 Click the following links to download mp3’s and PDF parts:

Percussion Exercises

Show Music & Audio Files

2019 Drill Charts (coming soon)

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