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Percussion is different from the other band instruments. Students will be performing on quite a bit of school-owned equipment. This includes mallet instruments (bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, chimes), Drums (snare drum, bass drum, toms, timpani), and Auxiliary instruments (triangle, bells, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, tambourine, and many more). Students are required to have a percussion kit that includes a set of bells and a drum pad. In addition, students need a stick bag that includes snare sticks, timpani mallets, yarn mallets, and hard rubber mallets.

If you need to replace sticks or mallets click below for each individual item::


You can contact any of the music stores below to get your instrument and any accessories that you may need.

GMEA Honor Band / All-State Audition Information

  • Major Scales (These must be memorized and played in order exactly as they are written on this paper.)

  • Chromatic Scale (This must be memorized and played in any rhythmic pattern up and down the entire instrument..)

  • Rudiments (found on the scale link)

  • Snare Etude

  • Snare Sight Reading

  • Mallet Etude

  • Mallet Sight Reading

  • Timpani Etude

  • Timpani tuning

  • Timpani Sight Reading

  • Snare Etude Video

  • Mallet Etude Video 

  • Timpani Etude Video

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