Millbrook High School

Curricular Percussion

This small standalone ensemble is the place for young percussionists to develop their skills independently of the traditional concert band setting. This group performs Percussion Ensemble Chamber Literature and performs as the percussion section for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band at concerts and MPA.


October 17: Fall Concert
December 14: Winter Concert
Feb 22: MPA Preview Concert
May 16: Spring Concert

Concerts are free and open to all, donations are appreciated.

Important Dates

December 7-9: UNCW Honor Band Clinic/Optional
January 6: All District Band Auditions Required for Proficient Credit
January 13: All District Band Snow Date
January 26-27: All District Band Clinic Required only if selected
February 20: Jazz Cafe & Chamber Night/Optional
March 2: All State Auditions/Required if eligible
March 19: MPA
April 26-28: All State Band Clinic (UNCG)/Required only if selected
May 16: Spring Concert and Banquet
June 6: Graduation Performance Raleigh Convention Center

Our Percussionists

It seems like our percussionists are everywhere, doing everything. They maintain the beat, produce unique tones, and inject enthusiasm and vibrancy in a performance. Percussionists typically handle a variety of instruments within a single musical composition. Some of these include timpani, marimba, cymbals, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, drum set, tambourine, maracas, gongs, and chimes. In addition to their independent classwork, many of our percussionists also perform in Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Musical Pit, and Winter Percussion competitions. Our bands wouldn’t sound this good without them!