Read on to learn how students can become involved in LGHS Percussion.
Percussion Techniques Class
The Music Department offers an elective course, Percussion Techniques, to interested students at all grade levels. Freshman Marching Band percussionists are automatically placed in this course, which meets during 5th period and is overseen by marching band instructors Cameron Spencer and Steve Martinez. The goal of the class is to provide a solid foundation for all percussion techniques (rudimentary, mallets, timpani, and small auxiliary) while preparing percussion ensemble music throughout the year. Students will acquire the skills needed for future placement in the Percussion sections of Symphonic Band/ Wind Ensemble, and for participation in the Winter Percussion ensemble. Students who complete Percussion Techniques will receive 1 year of Performing Arts credit (grades 9-12).
Winter Percussion is offered as an extracurricular activity. The ensemble rehearses for several hours after school twice a week and on Saturdays, after the fall Marching Band season ends. Members work on a show with a theme or storyline expressed through music, choreography, drill, costuming, and characterization. Winter Percussion performs at local and national level competitions, and at school events. Because it is an extracurricular activity, students do not receive academic credit for participation in Winter Percussion.