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2017-18 Marching Percussion Clinics

Pre-Audition Battery Clinics Start Thursday, March 30 at 6:00pm

As a percussionist at the high school, your participation in marching band is part of your experience in band.

Springtime rehearsals are crucial to setting up the percussion sections for success in marching band season. 

Important Dates. All events are at Madison HS in the Music Department.

Pre-Audition Battery Clinics – Thursday evenings 6-8pm: March 30, April 6, 20.

These clinics are designed to give you a chance to play on the battery instruments in a group

setting and get direct instruction from the staff to help you prepare for your audition. We will be

factoring in your performance and progress during the pre-audition clinics for your audition. Your

participation in these pre-audition clinics is very important.

Battery Auditions – Tuesday April 25, 6-9pm. We will hear students play individually and in groups.

All rising 9th graders who audition for battery instruments must audition on Bass Drum. Snare Drum

and/or Tenors audition is optional.

Battery & Front Ensemble rehearsals – Thursday evenings, 6-8pm for remainder of school year. These

sessions are mandatory for all members of the battery.

May 11 June 1

May 18 June 8

May 25 June 15

Please direct any questions to Dr. Wolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are looking forward to another great year of percussion at James Madison HS!

David Wolf, Director of Percussion

Daniel Valadie, Director of Marching Percussion

Raj Bajwa, Battery Tech

Michael Hackbarth, Director of Bands

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James Madison High School - is located in Fairfax County, Virginia - A Suburb of Washington DC. 

Address: 2500 James Madison Dr. Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: (703)319-2300
Fax: (703)319-2397

Quick Contacts

Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands [email protected]
Dakota Kaylor Percussion Director [email protected]
Katie Geiser-Bush and Guy Kiyokawa Band Booster President [email protected]
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