A Message From Our Percussion Instructor
Hey Fossil Ridge Percussion!!
I am so excited to get to work with you all this coming school year during the marching band and concert band seasons! I hope to continue the strong program already established at Fossil Ridge and know we all can accomplish some amazing things with a little hard work and dedication. Your design team has been hard at work developing the show, "BE". I’m really excited for this production, as you all should be too! Especially due to the extenuating circumstances, this will be a VERY memorable season. A great number of aspects this year might be abnormal, but I’m confident we can all push through and continue to grow as individuals and as an instrumental music program.
Communication is ALWAYS key! Please make sure you are a part of the GroupMe and that you check it often! All information will be posted there. As we get started with the marching band season, summer sectionals will start on Thursday, May 21 at 6pm. We will be meeting as a full percussion section and will be talking about fundamental percussion techniques and timing concepts. If for any reason you cannot make the meeting or will be late, please just communicate and let me know. Always remember, COMMUNICATION IS KEY!!
I’m so excited to work with you all on the many different aspects of percussion! If you have any questions/ concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
~ Michael Hamilton
Spring Training and Mini Camp sessions are designed to jump
start the FRHS Drumline and Front Ensemble for the fall
marching band season, as well as to allow the staff to
accurately evaluate and properly place all percussion students.
Virtual Spring Training for the 2020 FRHS Drumline
and Front Ensemble is starting! All interested students
are asked to attend these important virtual training and audition dates:
Thursday, May 21 6pm-7pm
Thursday, May 28 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 4 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 11 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 18 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 25 6pm-7pm
FRHS Percussion Handbook
Various parts of the handbook will be utilized during
Spring Training, Summer Sectionals and the Fall Season.
To Join the Fossil Ridge Percussion Studio Google Classroom where videos, resources, and information will be shared for Spring Training, please visit the Member's Only page of the FRHS Band website.
Visit the Vic Firth Website for tutorials, videos, and
practice tool for the 40 Essential Snare Drum Rudiments.
Percussion Events Calendar