The Grants Pass High School Marching Band and Color Guard are well known in our community; the program’s consistent record of outstanding achievement is a source of pride and inspiration to all. One of the elements contributing to the Marching Band’s success is the percussion section. The drum-line and front ensemble are the literal and figurative driving force of the band.
Grants Pass was an innovative force behind the development of the Winter Percussion season in the northwestern states. Thanks to GPHS and a few other founding schools, the North West Association of the Performing Arts (NWAPA) performance season now enjoys the participation of over 20 high schools and middle schools. More importantly, it adds four extra months to the percussionists practice and performance schedule which helps to ensure success in both seasons. This program encourages students to further refine their marching percussion skills, team-building skills, and to give them higher levels of self-confidence.
This season our show is entitled simply “Three”. In it we are exploring the way that the number three influences much of our daily lives in the forms of music, architecture, and relationships. The music for “Three” includes selections from Ivan Trevino’s “Bloom” and “2+1” as well as original compositions by Evan Daggett. The visual aspects of the show are designed by Evan Daggett, Nick James, and Cody Rutherford. These three, along with Bill Dorothy, also make up the instructional staff. We will be giving a community performance on April 8th as part of the 4th annual WORLD OF PERCUSSION festival at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm. Tickets for this event are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.
Please contact Evan Daggett if you are interested in performing with or assisting this group.
CHANGES TO POSTED WINTER PERCUSSION SCHEDULE:
Thurs Feb. 18 6-8
Sat. Feb. 20: 9-5