Intermediate Percussion Ensemble

Grades 6–10
Teacher: Kyle Peters
Saturday, 3:30–4:30
Room: Rettner Community Music Center (MSH 1)
Tuition B*
* 50% off with a full semester of weekly lessons!
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

The ensemble is open to intermediate level students who perform at NYSSMA Levels 2 to 4. Students would normally be expected to play in all 3 major areas of orchestral percussion: snare drum, timpani and keyboard percussion. On occasion students will be accepted who are at an advanced level in only two of the areas. The ensemble repertory will include traditional drumming skill based ensembles, keyboard percussion ensembles, body percussion and hand drumming. Attention will also be given to developing good tone and techniques on triangle, tambourine, bass drum and cymbals. Students should be willing to work independently to prepare their parts so that rehearsal time can be spent on developing the musical aspects of ensemble playing. Permission of the director is required. The group will play a final concert during the Spring semester.

Instructor permission is required to take this course. Please email Kyle Peters at

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