Cupertino High School Winter Percussion

Junior Varsity Parent/Member Info Meeting - Mon Jan 6th (5:30-6:30 PM) in the band room.

Winter Percussion is a competitive performing ensemble that consists of the battery (drumline), front ensemble (mallets and electronic synths), 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), including 8th graders from the Cupertino Union School District.

For the winter of 2020, Cupertino HS Winter Percussion is offering 2 ensembles to participate in: Varsity (PSW: Percussion Scholastic World Class, competes nationally at WGI San Bernardino in Southern California) and JV (PSA: Percussion Scholastic A, competes locally at NCPA events). Both ensembles require an audition and audition materials can be acquired by emailing Program Director Axle Aquino.

2020 Varsity Winter Percussion Competitions:

February 15: NCPA Fremont HS Show

February 29: NCPA American Canyon HS Show

March 14: NCPA James Logan HS Show

March 21-22: WGI Power Regional San Bernardino Show (CSUSB Coussoulis Arena)

March 28: NCPA Mountain House HS Show

April 4: Cupertino HS 5th Annual Winter Home Show (Cupertino HS)

April 11: NCPA Championships (Stockton Arena)