Join the BU Winter Percussion Ensemble

in Athletic Bands, Percussion
October 16th, 2013


Open House / Rehearsal:

Saturday, November 9th   1-6pm   BU Band Room

(300 Babcock St., entrance 100-yards down Ashford St. side of building)


This ensemble is open to the entire BU community and to college-aged students from the greater Boston area who currently do not have a similar ensemble at their school.

There are NO AUDITIONS to get in – but we will most likely place you in the role that best suits your experience and ability.

Please complete this web form if you are interested in joining the BU Winter Percussion Ensemble.  We will then contact you with more details.


The Boston University Winter Percussion Ensemble is focusing its efforts on becoming a consistent performing presence around Boston and on the BU campus during the 2013-2014 academic year. The BUWPE has already become a “fan favorite” at select BU hockey and basketball games, where the group has performed to standing ovations and sell-out crowds in and around the Agganis Arena. Notable performances around the Boston area include events such as the New England Patriots’ private 2005 Super Bowl Ring ceremony, performing on “The Wheel of Fortune” during taping in Boston, and performing at “College Night at Fenway Park” for a Red Sox game in 2012.

The 2013-2014 ensemble will consist of multiple performing units geared toward providing a fun, high-energy, and rigorous performance experience for all members.  Expect performances from the full percussion ensemble, from the drumline and front ensembles separately, and from mixed-up, smaller “break out” ensembles that will feature a wide variety of percussion theater-centric performance opportunities (think “STOMP” or “Blue Man Group”).

Join the BUWPE today…you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity!

The ensemble is currently endorsed by Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Remo.