Percussion Ensemble



The CHS percussion program has two main groups:  Drumline/Pit Percussion and Percussion Ensemble

Drumline is an audition only class that focuses on building fundamental percussion technique required to execute the season show music for the CHS Marching Band.  This group includes the battery drumline as well as the pit percussion ensemble (keyboards, timpani, and auxiliary).  Drumline meets during the 1st trimester only.  Members of the drumline class must attend a one week camp in June and a two week camp in August.  Members of this group may be required to attend extra rehearsals and sectionals.  The Drumline class also prepares percussion ensemble music and band literature for the winter concert.
Percussion ensemble is open to all students 2nd and 3rd trimester with a teacher recommendation who wish to learn percussion techniques.  This class emphasizes proper technique on all percussion instruments (including keyboard and note reading).  The percussion ensemble prepares and performs literature for the solo/ensemble festival and band literature for concerts with the Symphonic Band.

2015 Drumline Pit Audition Materials

Repertoire Recordings

Coming soon!

Study Guides

coming soon!

Schedule of Events, Handbook, Syllabus, and Absence Request

Worksheets and Handouts

Reading Assignments

coming soon!


Listening Assignment

IMEA Guest Performance 2014

Anitra’s Dance (Grieg)

Changing Hands Rag, Dance of the Tumblers (Korsakov), The Lost (Stout)