What is the Percussion Ensemble?

The Percussion Ensemble consists of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as Percussion Theater.

In the Fall, Percussion is part of the SHHS Marching Band, where they have consistently achieved high Percussion scores in SCSBOA competitions, including First Place at the SCSBOA Championships in 2011.


During 2nd Semester, the action moves indoors and the Percussion Ensemble competes in both the SC-PA and WGI circuits.

The South Hills High School Percussion Ensembles is open to any current students in grades ninth through twelfth.  At the conclusion of the marching band competition, The indoor Percussion Ensembles travels to Dayton, Ohio to compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Percussion Championships.  Additional trips and competitions vary from year to year.

Members are expected to devote significant outside time to mastering their instrument and music, as this ensemble performs at a highly advanced level.




• SCPA Gold Medal – 2015
• SCPA Championships
• Gold Medal Champions: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
• Bronze Medalists: 2011, 2013

• WGI World Championships – Dayton, Ohio
Gold Medal Champions: 2008, 2010, 2012



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