Welcome to the MGMS 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble page!
The 8th grade percussion class is open to percussion students with prior experience.
Our mission is to explore the many facets of playing percussion instruments outside of as well as in addition to concert band.
Check out the links below for online lessons, percussion education, percussion products and audio files of some of our current ensembles.
Alvin Atkinson's Website http://www.alvinatkinson.com/education.html
Percussive Arts Society (PAS) http://www.pas.org The official site of all things percussion.
Vic Firth Percussion http://www.vicfirth.com Great site for all things percussion. Great online videos, lessons, etc.
Row-Loff Percussion http://www.rowloff.com Listen to percussion ensembles we have performed or are currently working on.
Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials http://www.vicfirth.com/education/drumset/GrooveEssentials.php Good site for learning various drumset grooves.
Brian Ferguson Drumset Lessons http://www.vicfirth.com/education/drumset/ferguson.php Another good site for drumset essentials.
Go to 8th grade band page to listen to Monster Jams and Stadium Jams.