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Important Dates Parent meeting Info Slide Veteran Student Info Meeting: Tuesday 8/28 at lunch in room 3 (bring your lunch) Introductory Workshops: 9/25 & 9/27: 3:00 - 4:30 In/around the band room at UMS Auditions: 10/2 & 10/4 3:00 - 4:30 In/around the band room. Plan on attending the whole time as the audition process includes time for group exercises. Final List of Members posted: 10/5 Practice Schedule begins: 10/9, 10/11, and every Tuesday/Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 thereafter.
General Info: 2018/2019 brings the 8th year of UMS Percussion Ensemble! I'm really passionate about this after school club which started in 2011. Some things have changed: in our first year, we had twelve drummers, and couldn't quite make it through our song: George of the Jungle. Some things have stayed the same: this is a safe and creative environment where musicians of all experience levels work together in a supportive way to create something really cool. Good music, awesome skills, and kindness. While winning is fun, we are here for something much more important than that: we are here to grow passionate and creative musicians.
UMS Percussion is a winter percussion ensemble that runs from October to our April 7th final competition (roughly 2nd and 3rd quarters on the school calendar). The purpose of our club is to teach students how to play percussion instruments in an ensemble setting. Our instructors work with students to develop technique, reading skills, and well-rounded musicianship. We practice after school Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:00 - 4:30/5:00), and play at school performances and competitions on the NCPA circuit.
All skill levels are welcome from never-played to advanced, and our instrumentation includes battery: snare, quads, basses, cymbals; and front ensemble: marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, electric bass, drum set, auxiliary, and synthesizer. Our members are diverse in musical background and in personal interests and that is what makes our membership so rich.
Additionally, feel free to email Mrs. Reynolds with any questions or come by room 3 at UMS. firstname.lastname@example.org