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.
- 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 2023 WPE upcoming schedule.
Handbook from 2020-21 (not yet updated for 2022-23, but to give you an idea from past years)