Richland High School Percussion Ensemble
North Richland Hills, TX
Richland High School Percussion Ensemble, Evan Blackard, Director
The Richland High School Percussion Ensemble is comprised of students from Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas. The ensemble is renowned for producing its annual spring concert, an extremely unique stage production that utilizes percussion ensemble as the primary musical genre and includes elements of theatre, choir, dance, and stage lighting and sound. Richland percussion students have performed at Texas State Marching Contests, as finalists at Bands of America Regionals, Super Regionals and Grand Nationals, and as Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band finalists at the middle and high school levels. They also consistently compete in local and national drumline competitions and solo contests. In addition to being named a high school winner of the 2016 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition, the ensemble has also been selected to perform at the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival in 2017. The Richland High School Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Evan Blackard and Adrian Castillo with assistance from Michelle Blackard, Christian Levens, and the most supportive band directors and percussion parents in the world.