CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHS INDOOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
2012 CAVALCADE INDOOR OPEN CLASS CHAMPIONS!
The Indoor Percussion Ensemble is a combined battery percussion and pit ensemble that provides students with an opportunity to learn and improve their rudimental drumming and mallet percussion skills. Battery instrumentation includes snare, multi-tenor (quints), and the bass drum line. Pit instrumentation includes mallet instruments (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, chimes and bells), concert battery instruments (snare, bass drum, cymbals, concert toms), timpani, and auxilliary percussion as needed.
The focus of this activity is on the development of proper instrument technique and ensemble precision through a variety of exercises and challenging music. Many students participate in the Indoor Percussion Ensemble as an off-season training experience that complements their participation in the Marching Panther drumline and pit ensemble.
The Indoor Percussion Ensemble is an audition-based, competitive ensemble. Auditions take place in December. Rehearsals begin in December and continue on a weekly basis through the Spring. Performances take place at local Indoor Percussion competitions and festivals, along with the Spring concerts and community events as scheduled.
Indoor Percussion Ensemble brought home a CHAMPIONSHIP WIN with their 1st Place finish at the 2012 Cavalcade of Bands PA/NJ Indoor Percussion Championships! In only their first season of competition, these students earned an amazing final score of 93.3 and an Open Class championship victory!