Percussion Techniques

Percussion Techniques is the “band class” for percussionists or students wanting to learn more about performing on percussion instruments.


  • Preparation and performance of marching band music/drill
  • Preparation and performance of percussion parts with concert band
  • Preparation and performance of a variety of percussion ensemble literature
  • Attendance at all after-school rehearsals (marching and concert)
  • Use of individual evaluation/interactive accompaniment software (SmartMusic)
  • Development and evaluation of individual technique and skills on all percussion instruments
  • Performance at KMEA Solo and Ensemble festival (required of all members)
  • Performance of music for individual evaluation (usually one or two per quarter)
  • Performance of audition music (November) for concert band seating
  • Other performances scheduled throughout the year