About Wakeland High School Percussion Ensemble
Wakeland Percussion, located in Frisco, TX, is an award-winning music program that competes nationally and internationally on and off the stage. The Wakeland Drumline has received numerous accolades over the years performing with the award-winning Wakeland Marching Band and as its own entity at North Texas Drumline Competitions earning SubSection Caption Titles and Champion Titles along the way. The Wakeland Concert and Jazz Percussion perform with the Wakeland Concert Bands, including most notably a performance with the Wakeland Wind Symphony at the 75th Annual Midwest Clinic and Convention in Chicago, IL.
The Wakeland Percussion Ensemble has performed on numerous stages, auditoriums, and convention halls. The Wakeland Percussion Ensemble had the privilege to perform a showcase concert at the 75th Annual Midwest Clinic and Convention in Chicago, IL. The ensemble has a history of commissioning new works from and performing with world-renowned musicians such as Dan Moore, Nathan Daughtrey, Ivan Trevino, Clif Walker, Adam Bruce, Justin Shelton, Doug Bush, and Patricia Islas. The ensemble has also performed in masterclasses with experts in percussion education such as Brian Zator, Dave Hall, Ray Ulibarri, Brian West, Andrew Eldridge, Jeff Ausdemore, and Zach Scheer.
Wakeland Percussion consists of high school students in grades nine through twelve who have each completed at least one year of percussion class at the middle school level, grades six through eight. Current and previous students have performed at the PASIC Individual and Ensemble Competition, the Great Plains International Marimba Competition, the Black Swamp Percussion Solo and Ensemble Competition, the Midwest Clinic and Convention, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the Texas PAS Keyboard Competition.
The Wakeland Percussion Program is currently endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Sticks. Wakeland Percussion is under the direction of Brian Teed and Jeff Carmona.