Things to Consider in Choosing to Play Percussion


Although percussion instruction begins in 6th grade, it is not considered a beginner instrument because it is not played during the first 9 weeks.


In late November, students interested in playing percussion will be able to apply to transfer into the percussion section.  During the application process, the following things will be considered:


•Rhythmic Aptitude


•Student’s grade in band

•Classroom Behavior



Students interested in playing percussion should pick either flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone to start the 6th grade year.

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Alto Saxophone



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