This course coincides with Intermediate Band. Percussion develops percussion techniques through the exposure and practice of percussion instruments and music. Students will learn the proper playing techniques for snare, mallet keyboards, orchestral percussion, accessories, and marching percussion. Lessons include the proper care for the instruments, written assignments, listening assignments, practice, and performance. Students will have the opportunity to perform both individually and as a small ensemble. Students are required to perform at all four Intermediate Band concerts and the two percussion concerts as part of their grade. This class is available to the whole school and serves as a prerequisite for Advanced Percussion. Experience is not necessary.
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8