The Percussion Class is comprised of approximately 30 student musicians who participate in the various bands at Los Osos. During the fall semester, percussionists are divided into battery and pit sections for the Regiment (marching band). The percussion class provides an intimate class setting with percussion instructors who provide expertise in playing a full range of percussion instruments, as well as a foundation of music theory and history as it relates specifically to the percussion medium. The Los Osos program graduates “percussionists,” not “drummers.” Our approach to the percussion activity is centered on the idea of developing the student as a versatile, well-rounded musician; one who is knowledgeable of all areas of percussion practice and performance.
An audition is required for placement into the percussion sections. Auditions take place in May for the following school year’s Regiment percussion section, and in December to fill any personnel vacancies and to determine the personnel assignments for the concert ensemble percussion sections.
Monday – Thursday: 6:45 – 7:45am & 8:05 – 9:01am
+ Tuesday: 4:00 – 5:00pm (master classes)
Tuesday evening rehearsal
Friday: 9:05 – 10:52am
* Also select Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.
PERCUSSION AUDITION AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Please visit the “Weekly” section of this website for all information.