Percussion/Drums: Percussion is the most demanding section of the band, students learn the widest variety of instruments, most often play their parts as soloists, and are the driving force in the music we play. Students who are most successful in percussion tend to be naturally motivated, focused, hard workers with a good sense of rhythm.
Drum set/Guitar/Keyboard are not offered as concert band instruments: Drum set players and Keyboardists are welcome to choose an alternate instrument or join our percussion section. I can also offer recommendations for private lessons. Guitarists, drummers and keyboardists may choose an alternate instrument and join one of our other instrumental sections.
Starter Percussion Mallet and Stick Kit: The starter stick kit ensures your child has the sticks and materials they need to use the school instruments as well as practice at home. There are school owned sticks for students who cannot provide their own due to financial need. If you need school sticks please contact Mr. Adams as soon as possible.
Vic Firth Intermediate Kit
This is the recommended mallet and stick set. It contains Snare sticks, Hard mallets, Yarn Mallets and Timpani Mallets as well as a stick bag for easy carrying the sticks mallets are good enough to last for middle school if well taken care of and the case is good quality to protect the sticks and mallets. Cost is about $65-70