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Drumline

Purpose

At West, we strive to educate percussionists in all areas of percussion.  A major component of percussion performance is the drumline, especially at the high school and college levels.  We believe that all percussionists need to have a strong foundation in this area.  From there, students can transfer skills to other areas and become better musicians.

In order to make efficient use of time, we hold drumline rehearsals after school in the evenings.  We have an excellent drumline instructor, J Edgerton, work with our students.  J does extraordinary work and has made our drumline one of the best in the Fox Valley.


Attendance

Percussion students enrolled in Wildcat Band or Concert Band will have required drumline rehearsals each year.  Each semester hosts two sessions; students are required to attend at least one session per semester.  Each session runs for approximately seven weeks and each week will have at least two opportunities.  Students are expected to attend at least one rehearsal per week for their chosen session.  Extra credit will be given for attending extra rehearsals within the selected session.


Missed Rehearsal

The are two rehearsal opportunities per week and students are expected to attend at least one rehearsal per week for their chosen session.  If a student misses both rehearsals within one week, he/she must attend an extra rehearsal within the next two weeks to receive credit.


Sessions



Session 1
  • DATES: October 3, 2017 through November 9, 2017
  • SPOTS CHOSEN/SET: November 7, 2017
  • PERFORMANCE: Oshkosh and Appleton Holiday Parades

Session 2
  • DATES: November 28, 2017 through December 21, 2017
  • SPOTS CHOSEN/SET: December 21, 2017
  • PERFORMANCE: Basketball games in January and February

Session 3
  • DATES: January 30, 2018 through March 8, 2018
  • SPOTS CHOSEN/SET: March 6, 2018
  • PERFORMANCE: New Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade

Session 4
  • DATES: April 10, 2018 through May 17, 2018
  • SPOTS CHOSEN/SET: May 15, 2018
  • PERFORMANCE: Oshkosh Memorial Day Procession


Led by Mr. J. Edgerton, the OWHS Drumline participates in pep band for basketball and football games, three parades, and other special performances. The drumline meets after school two days per week and occasionally during band classes.  The drumline consists of all grades of percussionists.

OWHS Drumline - Packer Tailgate Tour 2013