Welcome to Centaurus Winter Percussion Ensemble
Winter Percussion is an ensemble of students playing battery and pit instruments. We work hard and have lots of fun competing with other ensembles in a judged performance. Our goal is to improve our musicianship and artistry while interacting and learning from other groups and having fun with our peers. Winter percussion is an excellent complement to the Fall Marching Band program for those who participate in drumline and pit, and these students are highly encouraged to participate. However, Winter Percussion is open to ALL students and many have joined who have no experience with percussion instruments. Winter Percussion Ensemble is a great opportunity to explore your inner percussionist!
For more information about the world of indoor percussion, please explore the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association (RMPA) or the Winter Guard International (WGI) websites. For more information about Centaurus Winter Percussion Ensemble please contact Lori Nonies, Lauren Maxwell, or Aaron Vogelsberg.
A few things to know:
- Any student may audition for Centaurus Winter Percussion Ensemble
- Winter Percussion Ensemble is an extracurricular activity and there is a participation fee. Fees for winter percussion are $500 per student. $250 of the fee is due November 11 and the remaining $250 is due December 2. Students MUST be up to date on all Marching Band and Winter Program payments, or have made arrangements with the Band Booster Treasurer in order to attend practice. Please see the payment policy on the website for more details http://centaurusband.org/parent-guide/. Applications for grants of up to 50% of the fee are due Nov. 8. Click here for the 2019-20 winter programs grant application.
- Participating students are subject to academic eligibility rules
- Rehearsals are generally two evenings per week and Saturdays (similar to marching band)
- There are usually competitions and rehearsals over Spring Break
- Parents provide transportation to competitions and are expected to volunteer (similar to marching band)
2019-20 Winter Percussion Ensemble
Winter Percussion Ensemble is about to embark on their 2020 season!
“What is Winter Percussion or Indoor Percussion?” WGI definition:
Winter Guard Int’l (WGI) Percussion ensembles consist of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater.
For a lot of students, it’s also a way of surviving after marching band season is over! Come check out and join the 2020 CHS Winter Percussion Ensemble (WPE). The CHS WPE is the 2019 reigning RMPA Scholastic A State Champion, and we are looking forward to another fantastic season performing “The Red Thread”. WPE is a tight knit group of students, parents and staff that share a passion for music, performance and community. WPE is also an opportunity for students/musicians to try instruments in the percussion realm. Do you play piano, bass guitar or drum set? We need you!!!
We will have a lot of fun! Please see the WPE upcoming schedule below:
Monday 11/4 2nd Parent Information meeting 5:00 – 5:30 in the student center (fish bowl)
Monday 11/4 Student Instrument Clinic 5:00 – 8:00
Thursday 11/7 Auditions 5:00 – 8:00
Monday 11/11 WPE Rehearsal 6:00 – 9:00
Saturday 11/16 WPE Rehearsal 8:00am – 3:00pm
2019 Season – View from my Desk
The 2019 season has ended with Centaurus Winter Percussion finishing in 1st Place with a score of 87.80 at State Championships.
2018 Season – Stand!
The 2018 season is off to a great start! Several students performed in the Day of Percussion on Feb. 3rd, and the front ensemble also had a beautiful performance - earning them the judges favorite award!
2017 Centaurus Winter Percussion Ensemble ~ “Skip”
PSA State Score 91.063 - 2nd place - 2nd highest at State!
Highest score in school history!