Percussion is a training class for the Panther Band.  Students learn all necessary skills to be able to advance to the Panther Band.  Tests are given every Friday and students are able to advance at their own pace.  The ultimate goal for members of Percussion Class is advancement to the Panther Band. 
Class requirements are:
1.  Drum Sticks and a Practice Pad.
2.  Regular attendance in class
3.  30 minutes minimum home practice daily.
Requirements for advancement to Panther Band are:
1.  Perform all standard percussion rudiments
2.  Perform basic scales on a xylophone
3.  Successfully sight read music up to level 3 of accepted percussion literature without assistance.
4.  Prepare a piece for audition at level 2-3 of accepted percussion literature.
5.  Demonstrate good listening skills and is punctual and dependable.
6.  Advancement to percussion section in Panther Band is limited to the number of instruments and the size of the section at the time.  Most Percussion class members advance after one full year of training.