The Percussion Ensemble is really a percussion “orchestra,” and is an integral part of the percussion studies program at Washburn University. All percussion majors are required to enroll in percussion ensemble. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music, including standard works in the repertoire along with new music for the percussion orchestra. Chosen works may include both pitched and non-pitched instruments. It is here that percussion students receive their true chamber music experience, with each member playing an individual part and providing an individual contribution to the overall composition.
The ensemble plays several concerts each year, including a very popular Holiday Concert during the Christmas season. The ensemble has performed numerous times at the Kansas Music Educators Convention, as well as at the Oklahoma Day of Percussion, and in other concert settings at Washburn University. They continue to maintain the highest standard of excellence and musicality.
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