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 NoniesLauren Maxwell, or Aaron Vogelsberg.


  • Any student may audition for Centaurus Winter Percussion Ensemble
  • 80% of the students who participate have not started on percussion
  • Winter Percussion Ensemble is an extracurricular activity and there is a participation fee. Fees for winter percussion for the 2022-2023 season are $500 per student. Students MUST contact the booster/treasurer if a grant is needed. We do not want finances to be in the way of participation. 
  • Participating students are subject to academic eligibility rules
  • Rehearsals are generally two evenings per week and Saturdays
  • There are usually competitions and rehearsals over Spring Break

CHS Winter Percussion Ensemble (WPE). 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 refer to the calendar on our home page for the WPE upcoming schedule.

Handbook from 2022-23

2022 Season


Season: 2022

2021 Season


Season: 2021

2020 Season

The Red Thread

Season: 2020

The season was cancelled due to COVID-19

2019 Season

View from my Desk

Season: 2019

2018 Season


Season: 2018

2017 Season


Season: 2017

2016 Season

The Sound of my Voice

Season: 2016

2015 Season


Season: 2015

2014 Season

The Light Within

Season: 2014

2013 Season


Season: 2013

2012 Season


Season: 2012

2011 Season


Season: 2011