The International Percussion class is designed for all students regardless of ability or experience. This course develops beginning to advanced-level performance skills on various instruments of the percussion family, including both melodic and non-melodic instruments. The skills developed in this class will include beginning to advanced music fundamentals, drumming techniques, music interpretation, aural skills, note and rhythm reading, sight-reading, ensemble and solo skills. In addition to learning techniques on buckets, students will work with various drums from many different cultures including djembes, cojons, tubanos, and timbaus. Students in International Percussion Ensemble are expected to participate in at least one evening concert each semester as well as other performance opportunities throughout the school year as part of their summative grade.