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"Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions."

                                                                                                                                        Shannon Alder

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Applied percussion

The percussion section of the marching band consists among the following: Field Battery (Snare, Tenor Drums and Bass Drums) and the Front Ensemble (Concert Percussion, Mallet Percussion, Timpani, Electronics, etc.) The percussion section is selected based on performance at the Spring Training Camp and Summer Rehearsals.  The specific instrumentation and instruments used in the percussion section will vary from year to year based on the demands of the overall show design.

In the spring semester, all percussionists will be enrolled in Percussion Ensemble.  This group will rehearse during the school day.


Percussion Ensemble


The percussion ensemble is the performance ensemble that is associated with the percussion class.  Although the percussion ensemble is made up of students in the percussion class, percussionist from outside the class may participate upon director appointment. 

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Performance History:

  • 2007 Gulf Coast Percussion Circuit - Novice Class Champion
  • 2008 Gulf Coast Percussion Circuit - Scholastic A Runner-Up
  • 2009 Gulf Coast Percussion Circuit - Scholastic A (Concert) Runner-Up
  • 2009 Emerald Coast Classic Class 4A Champions