Winter Percussion 2017

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, drumset, timpani, and even guitars. Judges critique the show and give the percussion a score and a ranking amongst 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


Winter Percussion Participation Agreement

The online Participation Agreement can be found here. You need to log in first to access the form.


2018 Information Packet


2018 Schedule

The 2018 Winter Percussion schedule has been posted to the calendar. Note the rehearsals are on the green Winter Percussion Rehearsal calendar while all performances regardless of activity are posted to the main calendar in red. The practice and performance schedule is also posted below as a PDF for download.


2017 Show - Ride

This is the 2017 show called "Ride", featuring the music Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, The Imitation Game Theme by Alexandre Desplante, and Bicycle Race by Queen.


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.