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Percussion Ensembles

Percussion Ensemble I

Sheldon College's premier percussion ensemble, this group is one of the showcase performance ensembles within the College. Advanced students of Mallet (Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone), Timpani and untuned percussion (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Kit etc.) are invited to audition for this group at the start of each new College year. This group presents music from a myriad of different styles, with a special focus on modern compositions that exploit innovative performance techniques. In 2015 this ensemble was awarded National Champions at the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod in Sydney.

Instrumentation - Mallet Percussion (Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone), Timpani, Drums, etc.

Rehearsal Venue - SE 4 Percussion Room.

Times - Thursday, 7:00am to 8.15am.

Conductor - Mr David Adelt.

Percussion Ensemble II

Sheldon College's second percussion ensemble is also one of the most popular ensembles in the College. Students in this group are regular performers on College Assemblies, and they compete annually in the QLD MusicFest competition. Musical styles range from jazz to contemporary to film music.

Instrumentation - Mallet Percussion (Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone), Timpani, Drums, etc.

Rehearsal Venue - Percussion Room (SE 4).

Times - Tuesday, 7.00am to 8.15am.

Conductor - Mr David Adelt.

Percussion Ensemble III

Some of our younger percussionists are invited to join this ensemble, which students use the full range of percussion equipment. Percussion Ensemble III competes annually in the QLD MusicFest competition and in 2015 won a Platinum Award for their performance.

Instrumentation - Mallet Percussion (Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone), Timpani, Drums, etc.

Rehearsal Venue - Percussion Room (SE 4).

Times - Monday, 7.30am.

Conductor - Mrs Tracey James.

Percussion Ensemble IV

Some of our youngest percussionists are invited to join this ensemble, which introduces students to the full range of percussion equipment through the playing of repertoire that is quite advanced for this age group. Percussion Ensemble IV competes annually in the QLD MusicFest competition and in 2015 was awarded a Gold Award for their performance.

Instrumentation - Mallet Percussion (Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone), Timpani, Drums, etc.

Rehearsal Venue - Percussion Room.

Times - Monday, 3:40pm to 4:15pm.

Conductor - Miss Rachel Merton.

Drumline I

One of the most visually-exciting groups in the College, the Sheldon College Drumline allows advanced percussionists to incorporate movement and choreography into their music-making. This ensemble performs annually at the QLD MusicFest competition. Entry is by audition at the start of each year. In 2015 this ensemble was awarded National Champions at the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod in Sydney.

Instrumentation - Marching Drums.

Rehearsal Venue - Percussion Room.

Times - Monday, 7:00am to 8.15am.

Conductor - Mr David Adelt.

Drumline II

This ensemble introduces our more advanced younger percussionists to Drumline performances.  This allows percussionists to incorporate movement and choreography to their music-making skills.  This ensemble was formed in 2015 and entered the QLD Music Fest competition for the very first time and were awarded a Platinum Award.

Instrumentation - Marching Drums.

Rehearsal Venue - Percussion Room (SE 4).

Times - Thursday, 7:00am.

Conductor - Mr William Martineau.