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The program takes students with no experience and teaches them the basics of playing drums and mallet percussion including sections on drum set, marimba and steel pan. The emphasis is students playing and have fun doing it! Students also learn team work within a small ensemble, how to be leaders, and stage presence. Piano students are encouraged to take this class see below.

More advanced students or students with middle school percussion experience may audition for upper levels of percussion as incoming freshman. Upper level classes operate as ensembles performing pre-college and professional works.

Students learn about all areas of percussion including snare drum, marimba, timpani, drum set, steel drums and more. The program also strives to help students learn self confidence and self discipline.

For more information about the Percussion Program contact Mr. Cashin, Director of Percussion

Class of 2025 - Percussion Info

For the class of 2025, there is NO audition required to participate in our Percussion at Cardinal Gibbons! We welcome all incoming freshman to our Percussion Ensemble. Please email Mr. Cashin with your intention to participate and choose "Percussion Ensemble" as your Fine Arts course.

For those incoming freshman who wish to audition for our Percussion with Symphonic Band, please email Mr. Cashin to schedule an audition time.

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