Winter Percussion is a competitive performing ensemble that consists of the battery (drumline), front ensemble (mallets, rack, and electronic synthesizers), and visual performers. The ensemble performs a 5-6 minute production in indoor arenas and gyms that combines music, marching, dance/choreography, theatrics, and props to create an exhilarating show.
Originally, Cupertino HS Winter Percussion began in the winter of 2016 to provide percussion students an opportunity to continue their percussion training specializing in the areas of battery and mallet percussion after fall marching band season has ended. Since then, the ensemble has extended the opportunity to all musicians (with or without background in percussion).
For the winter of 2022, Cupertino High School will be traveling to compete at WGI Championships in Dayton, OH. This will be the ensemble's first appearance on an international stage. In addition to WGI Championships, the Winter Percussion will also compete in local NCPA and WGI competitions.
The regular season runs December (end of November) to April.
Students in grades 10, 11 & 12, who meet the attendance and participation requirements will receive 0.5 PE credits. Freshmen are not eligible to earn PE credits for their involvement in sports.
Students do not need to join marching band to participate in Winter Percussion.
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