The North Carolina School of Percussion is pleased to announce the addition of the Carolina Cougars Percussionists to our line-up of ensembles in 2019.
The Carolina Cougars Percussionists consists of three performing ensembles comprised of student musicians in grades 2-6, performing a number of concerts in varied locations throughout the community each year.
No musical experience is required!
Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive musical experience for children that enriches lives and builds community.
Our Vision is for participants of diverse backgrounds to develop music appreciation, performance skills, proficiency on a variety of percussion instruments, and learn to improvise, compose, and teach music, and to care for their instruments. These skills build creativity and self-confidence and teach life-long values of personal discipline, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and community.
NCSP is thrilled to have the assistance and guidance of the founder and director of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, who have been providing the same experience to all children in the Louisville, Kentucky community since 1993!
Our goal is to allow children in North Carolina the same opportunity for musical exploration and adventure.
The performing groups include:
Carolina Cougar Cubs Percussionists (Grades 2-3)
This is our performing ensemble for kids in grades 2-3. Members are added in 2nd grade and continue in the group through 3rd grade. Graduates of Cougar Cubs can continue in our Advanced CCP. During the school year, this group practices twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Carolina Cougars Advanced Percussionists (Grades 4-6)
This is our performing ensemble for students in grades 4-6. Members are added in 4th grade and continue in the group through 6th grade. Graduates of CCPA can continue in our North Carolina Percussion Orchestra as well as NCSP’s Steel Drum Band. During the school year, this group practices twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Cougars Lite (Grades 2-5)
Cougars Lite is a less intense versions of the Cougars Ensembles created to allow more kids to participate in our program. During the school year, this group practices one day a week on Wednesdays and performs at our year-end concert in May.
Check out the video below to see what’s in store for students at NCSP in 2019!
Offering quality music lessons in : Snare Drum, Drum Set, Marching Percussion, Timpani, Congas, Djembe, Afro-Cuban Percussion, Brazilian Percussion, Marimba, Steel drum, and Vibraphone.