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 are currently being determined by the boosters. In the past dues were $500, this year it will be less due to COVID. 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
  • We will be following all of the COVID protocols from marching band, and will divide up participants to maintain groups smaller than 25

2020-21 Winter Percussion Ensemble

Winter Percussion Ensemble is about to embark on their 2021 season!

"What is Winter Percussion or Indoor Percussion?" WGI definition:

For a lot of students, it's also a way of surviving after marching band season is over! Come check out and join the 2021 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.  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:

"Check it Out Night" on Wednesday November 4th 6:00-8:00p.m.

Tuesday 11/10 Audition Clinic 6:00-8:00pm.

Thursday 11/12 Auditions in 5min. blocks from 7:00-9:00p.m.

Saturday 11/14 First Practice in a two hour block from 10:30am-3:30pm.

Saturday 11/14 Virtual Parent Meeting 5:00-5:30p.m.

For the months of November and December we will be practicing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (please see our handbook)

IMPORTANT FORMS:
 
Handbookhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DaXD9ZMsmJXZQyGnKRO0uu84zy8SkQTEZe8hu36S3j4/edit?usp=sharing
2020-2021 CHSWPE Info Formhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevpz-x4oDqrH49nTUUM4db9KHrmnRjXBmrQrbTlzU-JvTRtw/viewform?usp=sf_link
To be in compliance with district protocols all participants must fill out this form prior to the 11/4 date- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aJLUXd9ExQ7vPu3SixoWYoRf8YOrNg7r/view?usp=sharing
And this form each time they enter the school for a practice or rehearsal-
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyOYm8k2d4djps9GvLr9xh_e_n4D0xvfNlJChCTEZK4gZ9Xg/viewform

2022 Season

Revolutions

Season: 2022

2021 Season

Hands

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

Stand

Season: 2018

2017 Season

Skip

Season: 2017

2016 Season

The Sound of my Voice

Season: 2016

2015 Season

Drop

Season: 2015

2014 Season

The Light Within

Season: 2014

2013 Season

Opposites

Season: 2013

2012 Season

Move

Season: 2012

2011 Season

Energy

Season: 2011