The percussion family includes instruments such as: Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Xylophone, Bells, Marimba, Cymbals, Triangle and a multitude of other instruments that you can shake, strike together or make noise on with a mallet or stick. We begin introduction to this family as early as Pre-K with the use of sticks and Orff instruments (mini marimba-like instruments). We continue the exposure to the percussion family throughout our program with every student performing in a bucket band ensemble, as seen in some of the following pictures.
Photo Credit: Bill Denison
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