Freshman Percussion

Freshman Percussion class meets weekly during Concert Band.

Requirements for Freshman Percussion Class


Stick bag/Mallet case                          *Pr. Yarn/cord mallets (match previous pr.)

Pr. Drum sticks (med.)                                                    – or –

Pr. Drum sticks (light)                         *Set of 4 Yarn/cord mallets (med.)

Pr. Drum sticks (heavy)                       Pr. Timpani mallets (med. hard)

*Pr. Brushes                                      Looseleaf notebook, notepaper

Pr. Unwound mallets (hard)                Pencils (2 min.)


*New items. Inspect all other items (from Middle School); replace broken/lost items


Instruments/Items necessary for home practice:


Snare drum

Practice pad on stand

Mallet percussion instrument

Music stand



Course available to:


9th Grade Percussion students enrolled in Concert Band.


Course description:


Total overview of Percussion instruments and techniques. Includes basic stick and mallet techniques, reading (rhythmic and melodic), musical terms and definitions, instrument care and maintenance, drumset reading and technique, timpani tuning and reading, rudiments, Latin and World Percussion instruments, basic brush technique, vibraphone technique and music theory.




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