Percussion Ensembles

Photo of Percussion Students

Evan Hinds - Percussion Instructor

The Percussion Ensembles at McKendree are open to all percussion students. Performance opportunities include:

McKendree University Drumline and Marching Bearcat Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Pep Band.

Percussion Ensemble

The McKendree University Percussion Ensemble presents material ranging from the early 1930's to contemporary literature, traditional transcriptions, and adaptations, and original compositions. The students represent a variety of academic areas across campus.



The Marching Bearcat Band Drumline is an important part of the marching band. Comprised of percussionists, as well as Music Education majors, the ensemble serves as a learning environment for all involved.

The MBB Drumline rehearses 3 days a week with the band, as well as sectional times scheduled outside of the rehearsal schedule. The line consists of Marching Basses, Marching Snares, Marching Tenors, and Cymbals.

The Drumline performs at all home football games with the band, as well as other special events through the year.