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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

WSU Performance Groups for Percussionists

  • Wind Symphony: Our audition-based concert band! This group is for the advanced percussionist exploring all areas of percussion. Directed by Dr. Danh Pham.
  • Symphonic Band: Our second band is open for music majors, music minors, and non-majors. If you played in your high school band and would like to continue, this ensemble is for you!
  • Orchestra: Also an auditioned ensemble, our orchestra is the perfect place for music majors looking for professional training! Directed by Dr. Danh Pham.
  • Jazz Band I & II: The award-winning jazz big band has traveled all over the country! Both bands perform a wide range of jazz styles including contemporary, Latin, modal and classic swing. Directed by Dr. Greg Yasinitsky.
  • Jazz Combos: The combo program has too many groups to count! Once your combo has a set of tunes ready to play, you perform at the local club in Pullman (Rico’s)!
  • Percussion Ensemble: A community favorite! The percussion ensemble tests your skills on all percussion instruments (mallets, drums, timpani, auxiliary, non-western percussion, etc.). Directed by Dr. Christopher Wilson.
  • Cougar Marching Band: A 30-piece drumline consisting of music majors, music minors, and non-majors. A great way to improve your technical chops!

 

For more information on ensemble auditions, visit https://music.wsu.edu/ensemble-auditions/. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Washington State University School of Music at (509) 335-3898. Or email Christopher Wilson at christopher.wilson1@wsu.edu.

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