Julio Jimenez

Director of Percussion

Guitar Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

708-799-3000 Ext. 5058

Percussion Ensemble is for percussionists who have had previous band experience and are interested in further developing their ability in the percussive arts.  Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of comprehensive percussion performance (snare drum, timpani, keyboards, marching percussion, and drum set), including tonal concepts, technical skills, rehearsal skills, aural skills, and rudimentary music theory.  In addition to several formal concerts, members are required to perform for various school/community performances, and sectional rehearsals. Attendance at these functions when scheduled outside of school hours is a course requirement.  Members of the Percussion Ensemble combine with musicians of the Concert Band, Wind, Ensemble, and Symphonic Band to perform at large concerts.  In addition, members of the Percussion Ensemble have the opportunity to participate in a variety of co-curricular music ensembles and activities. 

Guitar Ensemble is a lab class for students of all levels of playing ability who are interested in developing skills on the guitar.

Students who are already in Percussion Ensemble or Guitar Ensemble are required to check this page daily for assignments, forms, daily updates, and other materials. Parents of Percussion Ensemble or Guitar Ensemble students can also view the material and the calender for important dates and events. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to e-mail me, Thank you!