Just because you are always tapping on things does not mean you are a natural percussionist (drummer). In fact, the percussion section is the most select, hand-picked section of the band. Students with the high academic standards, lowest discipline problems, backgrounds in piano lessons (not required but encouraged), and extremely high gross and fine motor skills will be considered for percussion.
Students should exhibit a great deal of coordination in gross and fine motor skills.
Students who choose (and are selected) to play percussion are REQUIRED to take weekly private lessons with the applied lesson teacher at CTMS. Private lessons cost $20.00 per week and scholarships are available based on financial need and demonstration of diligent work ethic.
The study of percussion includes bells, xylophone, marimba, triangle, tambourine, maracas, claves, among many other instruments. Private Lessons for percussion are required due to the nature of the instrument group and the amount of material that will be covered in class.