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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TECHNIQUES

Location Offered:  Palm Desert High

Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12 (May be repeatable for credit)

Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

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.