PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TECHNIQUES
Location Offered: Palm Desert High
Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12 (May be repeatable for credit)
College Information: UC/CSU
Course Description :
The course allows every student to participate in winter drum line, jazz band, wind ensemble, and concert band. The course also allows members to experience different realms of the percussion world. The students study world drumming. For example the students study African drumming and how the music is composed. They also develop an understanding of the different types of percussion instruments that are used in many different cultures and will have the opportunity to use these instruments. The students also compose and perform their own percussion ensembles in the second semester. They are guided through percussion composition and students in the class perform with each other's compositions.