- This course is designed to meet the specific needs of high school percussionists who are enrolled in the concert band/wind ensemble program. Throughout this course, students will enhance their ensemble playing skills and develop their sight-reading abilities while learning the performance fundamentals of various percussion and mallet instruments. Although this ensemble will rehearse separately, enrollment in the percussion ensemble requires participation in both concert and marching band. The Marching Band season is from September through November. Students are required to perform at all home football games, the Thanksgiving Day Game, and up to three parade performances. All percussion ensemble members must also attend the entirety of a pre-season Summer Band Camp at SLRHS prior to the start of school. The Concert Band season is conducted from December through the end of the school year and includes participation in three concert performances. Regular home practice is expected and private instruction is strongly recommended. Course may be repeated each year for credit.