Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band meets
on Tuesdays and Thursdays in both the Fall and Spring
semesters. A student may elect to participate in one or the
other, though most majors play in both. Here’s a pic of a
steel band rehearsal:
BELOW you can find
the syllabus for participation in percussion ensemble and steel band,
which outlines general policies and procedures:
T / R 4 - 6:00, Band room 109
Idaho State University; sample academic year
Dr. Thom Hasenpflug, Director of Percussion
Percussion Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble
featuring works written or arranged specifically for percussion and
percussion-related media. Literature will be selected and rehearsed
with the ultimate goal of performance. Number of performers, amount of
rehearsal time, and technical skill required will vary
depending on the selected piece. All students registered will be
involved in some capacity.
Supplemental rehearsals in addition to the
scheduled time may be scheduled as per student availability.
• Students must check the weekly schedule,
to be posted sometime before the first weekly rehearsal on the
percussion bulletin board outside of FA 108 (usually by Tuesday AM).
You are responsible for knowing the schedule. Students may not be
required to attend all portions of a given rehearsal, or may be
involved for the whole time - It depends on the piece(s) for that day.
• Students are required to be set up by
4:00, not just walking in at that time. Downbeat is at 4:05. Plan on
arriving a few minutes in advance depending on your set-up needs!
• Students will need to furnish their own
sticks and mallets or arrange to borrow them.
• Students are expected to practice their
parts outside of class. Individual efforts are needed for a successful
performance. Failure to progress due to lack of practice may result in
removal from a piece and a lowered grade. KNOW YOUR PART!
• Concert Dress is solid black.
Mandatory as per the posted schedule. There are no
excused absences. Everyone depends on you, so please be here when you
are scheduled. If extenuating circumstances arise, please
inform the instructor well enough in advance so that the schedule can
If a student misses a concert or final dress
rehearsal, a failing grade will be given.
RULES of NOTE:
Never abuse equipment; always demonstrate proper
Lock all doors and cages and turn off lights when finished.
Put away and/or re-set equipment when finished.
No food in the practice rooms or rehearsal.
Please do bring your cell phone to rehearsal, and avoid goofing off
during rehearsal. It makes me less pleasant to be around.
Be professional and prepared.
ALWAYS HAVE A PENCIL!!!!!!!!
Based on attendance, improvement, and attitude, and
dedication to the ensemble.