MCHS Percussion Ensemble: The MCHS Percussion Ensemble is directed by Rick Gardner. It consist of members from grades 9-12. It is open to all percussion students in any of the current performing ensembles. Students that perform in the Marching Band Drumline and play another instrument in Concert Band or Jazz Band are also invited to play in the Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble will begin rehearsal in November of each year and perform at the West Kentucky Percussion Festival and Solos and Ensemble Festival. This ensemble may make other public appearances as invited. Members of the percussion ensemble also receive individual instruction on solo literature and preparation on All-District and All-State auditions.
Middle School/Freshmen Percussion Ensemble: The Middle School Percussion Ensemble is directed by Rick Gardner. The ensemble is open to all 7th, 8th and 9th grade percussion students from North Middle, South Middle and MCHS East Campus. The students receive instruction in percussion fundamentals, technique and ensemble literature. The ensemble will begin rehearsal in November and will practice after school. They will perform at Solos and Ensemble Festival and the West Kentucky Percussion Festival. Members of the percussion ensemble also receive individual instruction on solo literature and preparation for All-District auditions.
Marching Band/Drumline: The Marching Band Percussion Section is directed by Rick Gardner. They begin organizational meetings and rehearsals in April of each year. The 2016 Band Camp Staff and Summer Staff are Rick Gardner, Darci Davis, Katelynn Ward and Tyler Casey.