During the fall marching season, the band’s percussionists are split into three groups: Battery, Front Ensemble and JV Percussion. All groups perform at all football games. In addition, Battery and Front Ensemble perform at competitions. All three groups are composed of students from all grade levels. The Battery consists of players who march with their instruments on the field (snare drums, tenors and bass drums.) The Front Ensemble and JV Percussion consists of players on instruments too large for marching (marimbas, vibraphones, large drums and percussion).
During the Spring Semester, the percussionists are split among the four concert ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble); however, during those class periods, percussionists are given specific instructional time to improve their skills and pedagogy. Percussion Ensemble holds a concert in the spring that showcases ensembles and soloists from each band, as well as both middle school percussion groups.