It's time for incoming 8th grade percussionists (and double reed players*) to think about the role they will play in the Fall 2022 BVW Red & Silver Brigade.
We have two percussion sections in marching band: Drumline - Snare Drums, Tenor Drums, Bass Drums Front Ensemble - Marimbas, Vibes, Xylophones, Bells, Synthesizers and other Electronics, and Racks
Front Ensemble members also play Crash Cymbals when not doing the competition show.
Rack players play several concert percussion instruments (Bass Drum, Tam-Tam, Cymbals, Triangle, etc.) on a rack. Imagine Neil Peart at a Rush concert.
Drumline is an auditioned group. We have two Drumline audition clinics to select and place students. Serious candidates should plan to attend both clinics. These clinics are the first opportunity for students to interact with Matt Arnett, our drumline instructor and writer. Mr. Arnett and I will make Drumline assignments. Any student not assigned to Drumline will be in the Front Ensemble. Mr. Westcott will make Front Ensemble assignments.
Audition Clinic #1 - Thursday, May 5th 6:00-8:00pm, BVW Band Room Audition Clinic #2 - Thursday, May 12th 6:00-8:00pm, BVW Band Room Marching Band Kick Off - Thursday, May 19th, BVW Band Room
We need all those interested in or curious about Drumline to complete the Google Interest Form linked below. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mr. Love, Mr. Ramsay, or Mr. Westcott.