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Indoor Percussion is either an indoor marching group with a Battery and Front Ensemble (Pit) or a concert ensemble. It combines music performance, theater and sometimes marching.
King Philip has had an indoor percussion team for many years. The program starts in late November or early December and the season ends in April. Each year a decision is made to determine if the group will march or standstill based on the needs of the students at that time.
2018/19 José before John
2016/17 Happiness by the Kilowatt
The 2019 - 2020 indoor percussion ensemble will perform and compete in the concert class. Students will also be able to improve their drumline (battery skills) in a technique class.
See the descriptions below and to the right
Percussion Technique Class
To: All King Philip Percussion Students and Parents
From: Chris Vale, Percussion Director
Traditionally, King Philip fields a competitive marching percussion ensemble during the winter months, but for this season, all current and prospective percussion students will be offered a technique class that will meet two times per week. The main objective of the class is for percussion students to develop foundational skill sets and techniques that will help them to be successful in all future percussion ensembles.
Over the span of all technique classes, students will focus on improving in the following areas:
Technique classes will be offered to any percussion students (or those interested in percussion) in grades 7-12.
Time/Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm at the High School (see calendar for specific dates).
What to bring/wear: Binder with plastic sheet protectors, sticks/mallets, drum pad, athletic footwear, athletic clothing, and a water bottle.
*It is highly encouraged that all percussion students who plan on participating in the percussion section of the King Philip Marching Band (Fall 2018) attend all classes.