Percussion Ensemble

Fall 2021 Program

In-Person Rehearsals:
Currently, we are planning for in-person rehearsals following WA State DOH guidelines for schools including:  3 feet of distancing, no shared music stands, mask wearing and wind instrumentalists using bell covers.  We are watching evolving School District and State COVID guidelines and will make changes accordingly. Click here for complete BYSO COVID Policy and Procedures.

Rehearsals/ Performance Fall Quarter Rehearsal Time
Mondays Sept 27 – Nov 15, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Fall Retreat: October 9, 2021 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Fall Concert at Meydenbauer Theatre: November 21, 2021 4:30 PM
Location
Bellevue Children’s Academy
14640 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98007

About

Percussion Ensemble is an ensemble for percussionists in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical Percussion Ensemble student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience, has good snare drum and mallet technique, and reads music well.

Percussion Ensemble consists of all BYSO percussionists who were placed at the Philharmonia or Youth Symphony level after auditioning. Percussion Ensemble students provide percussion as needed for these two orchestras in addition to practicing and performing in their own ensemble, where they focus on interesting and challenging percussion-only pieces. Past ensemble works performed include Cirone’s 4/4 for Four, Spears’s Polyphonies, and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture.

Conductor: Denali Williams

Denali Williams is an in-demand performing and teaching percussionist in a wide-variety of musical styles. Mr. Williams serves as a percussion coach/consultant to several area school districts including Bellevue, Seattle, and Snoqualmie Valley. In addition to these duties he frequently adjudicates band/solo & ensemble festivals throughout the region. Mr. Williams maintains teaching studios in Seattle and Tacoma for both remote and in-person lessons. Learn more.

Contact Denali Williams at percussion@byso.org

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