Objectives and Services:
The Perc Up Percussion Clinics will seek to bring top quality musical instruction to area students while giving band directors help in maintaining proper marching percussion techniques, rehearsal continuity, and performance standards. The clinic sessions will enable students and band directors to learn teamwork, leadership, percussion technique, goal setting, musicality and showmanship. The clinics will bring area high schools together for brainstorming, camaraderie and fellowship.
Students and band directors attend clinics and master classes designed to help them improve percussion performance skills. Class instructors provide feedback throughout the series of clinic sessions and scheduled observation in workshops. Students hear from well-known guest lecturers and artists who will expose students to new and exciting areas of percussion music, while advancing performance, leadership, and teaching skills. The clinic can be effective in helping directors and students start good practice habits to improve their bands.
The arts often receive support because of their effectiveness in enabling students to improve work habits, to increase self-discipline, and to take pride in themselves and their team members. Students learn that no joint creative effort can be better than its weakest member and that cooperation and compromise are necessary. Students take risks in challenging others. They learn to accept healthy competition and occasional losses, to sacrifice time and energy on behalf of the group, to gain strategies for learning, and to use these skills and knowledge out of school as well as in core classes. These are what are known as instrumental (or “non-arts”) objectives.