The percussion class is designed to introduce and refine performance on all the battery and melodic percussion instruments. Specific emphasis will be placed on mallet percussion, such as xylophone and orchestra bells. Members of this class will comprise most of the PHS (marching) Drumline and Percussion Ensemble. Percussion students will be placed, according to ability, within the Basic, Concert, or Symphonic Bands, and/or Symphony Orchestra for concert performances. The class is open to beginners, but all percussion students must possess a strong desire to learn all aspects of the percussive idiom of creating music.