Winter Percussion 2018 State ChampionsWinter Percussion 2018 State Champions

The Winter Percussion program takes the Percussion off the football field and into the gymnasium. Just like the Marching Band, the battery consists of snare drums, tenor drums, and bass drums. The Front Ensemble consists of marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, bells, synthesizers, auxiliary percussion, drum set, timpani, and even guitars. Judges critique the show and give the percussion a score and a ranking among other ensembles in their own class.

A typical performance starts with the crew (typically the percussion parents) rolling out a large printed or painted vinyl tarp across the gym floor to serve as the stage for the show. Props are also utilized depending on the theme of the show.

This program is an extra-curricular activity that runs from mid-November to April. It is open to ALL P-CCS 9th-12th grade students and no prior experience is needed. The ensemble is a regular State Champion and competes in the Michigan Color Guard Circuit and Winter Guard International.

Check us out on the Plymouth-Canton Drumline Youtube Channel


2019 Winter Percussion Member Handbook

This is the winter percussion member handbook.  All members are responsible for knowing and following the expectations laid out in the handbook. 


2019 Winter Programs Information Booklet

Here is some useful information about the P-CEP Winter Percussion and Winter Guard programs.


Winter Percussion Participation Agreement

The online Participation Agreement can be found here: You need to log in first to access the form.  Once you complete the online form, the system will email you a completed participation agreement that you will need to print, sign and turn in to the white mailbox with your commitment fee no later than 12/14/2018.  


2019 Schedule

This is the Winter Percussion schedule for 2019. The schedule can also be found on the PCMB calendar.


2018 Show - Calculating Infinity

Based on the mathematic basis of the universe, the 2018 production includes:

Preparation from “The Little Prince"
Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass
Black Hole Sun by SoundGarden


More Information:

Questions about the P-CEP Winter Percussion Program?
Contact our Percussion Director, James Sparling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


File Download for Current Members:

Current members of the Winter Percussion can log in to download music and drill.