The Homer-Center Indoor Percussion Ensemble is a competitive marching group. It consists of the battery and the pit, who work together to create the best show possible. The battery plays the marching drums, like snare, tenor, bass, and cymbals. These 18 people march on the floor (the mat) while playing their instrument consecutively. The pit plays the bells and electronics, such as the vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, piano, trap set, electronics, and much much more. Together they work on perfecting a 6 minute show. While 6 minute doesn't seem like much, spending 12 to 18 hours a week working on this music and marching definitely adds up. The ensemble starts their practices in October, and the season ends the first weekend of May. They have two championships, one for the region, and one for the Atlantic Coast. Two years ago, they came home as the Atlantic Coast champions. The show this year is titled ‘Silence’, and it features music from Disturbed, Metallica, and Depeche Mode. These students have worked tirelessly to make this show their best before competition season starts. “The closeness and friendship in the group is amazing.” Skyler Moore, a member of the ensemble said. “It is the best part of being in indoor.”. Indoor Percussion will continue to work hard and will compete to place up in the rankings. “This is the most challenging show yet.” Moore commented. “I can't wait to see how far we can take it.” The ensemble is hosting their own competition on April 14. Come out and support these hardworking students as they compete to bring home another win for HC!