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Percussion Ensemble Advanced Honors

This course is designed for the experienced high school percussionist ready to perform college-level percussion literature. Emphasis is placed on advanced fundamentals of percussion performance (snare drum, timpani, keyboards, marching percussion, and drum set), including tonal concepts, music theory, technical skills, and rehearsal etiquette. Formal concerts, performing with both band classes, various school performances, and community outreach opportunities are requirements for this course. Students are encouraged to audition for honors ensembles such as All-District Band, All-Honors Orchestra, or Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students may take this course in consecutive years.