Wiley Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Wiley Middle School Percussion Ensemble, Emily Tannert, Director
The Wiley Middle School Percussion Ensemble is a program offering of the Wiley Middle School Band Program in Leander, Texas. Now in its eleventh year of existence, the band program is flourishing with more than 250 students from varied and diverse backgrounds that participate in three performing concert ensembles, an instrumental methods class, a jazz band, and nine homogenous beginning instrument classes. Under the direction of Emily Tannert, the school’s percussion program includes a 6th grade beginning percussion class, participation in the three concert ensembles for 7th/8th graders, and a variety of percussion ensemble and solo performances for all percussion students throughout the year. The Wiley Middle School Band consistently earns first division ratings as part of its annual Texas University Interscholastic League evaluation, has been chosen as a Mark of Excellence National and Commended Winner multiple times, and was an invited performer to the 2012 Western International Band Clinic. The Wiley Middle School Percussion Ensemble is thrilled to add to the program’s list of distinctions with its 2016 PASIC performance.