Instrumental Technique I, II, III, and IV (Honors)

  • 1/2 Credit 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Teacher advisement

This course is a percussion technique class in which all percussion students in the marching band should sign up for the first semester. This includes all sideline percussion members as well as drum line members. In order to fulfill the requirement for band, these students will be placed into Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble for the second semester through an audition at the end of the first semester.

2018-2019 Percussion Auditions

Below is packet information for all returning and incoming percussionists wanting to audition for a spot on the OHS Drumline for the 2018-2019 school year. Please distribute to your 8th graders zoned for or planning to become members next year.

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We will have 3 percussion camps for ALL percussionists in the OHS Band.

  • May 2, 2018 – 6-9 pm
  • May 9, 2018 – 6-9 pm
  • May 15, 2018 – 6-9 pm

We will have percussion instructors, and directors here to help teach and review this packet and hold auditions to set the line PRIOR TO THE SUMMER.

The OHS Percussion section meets weekly over the summer months on Wednesdays, times right now are TBD and more information is forthcoming.

Students should not feel overwhelmed by this packet! We take all interested 8th graders and work with them to make them the best possible percussionists. 

  • Students interested in Mallet Percussion (example, marimbas, xylophone, bells, and synthesizers) will have a separate packet that will be sent out shortly. 
  • Any students with a piano background are strongly encouraged to play in the front ensemble.

Any Questions?  Please email Mr. Kolodinsky –