The Percussion Ensemble is a Glen Ridge High School student activity that meets for two hours per week in the evening from December through June. Students play all types of percussion instruments, including snare drums, bass drums, congas, bongos, timpani, timbales, xylophones, vibraphones, marimbas, chimes, and shakers. The music selected showcases the percussion instruments, giving each instrument a more challenging music to play than what is in standard concert band music repertoire. The Percussion Ensemble concludes the school year with an evening performance in June at the high school.
The Percussion Ensemble is open to all high school students and there is no audition. Many who are involved in the ensemble are percussionists looking to improve their skills. Some are Concert Band students interested in trying something new.
The adviser for the ensemble is Tim Alworth. Currently, he is also a member of the Marching Band staff in charge of the percussion section.
All are welcome to join!