Percussion-Palooza is an educational and entertainment event featuring a solo and ensemble competition a week prior to the Illinois state contests and almost a month before the Iowa state contests for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion and drum set for percussionist in the following levels:
- Middle School (Grades 5-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Senior (post-secondary)
The emphasis is on performance. The top three preliminary performances in each category at each level receive awards, and the judges' special merit honorees perform at the
Percussion-Palooza Premier Showcase.
For more information, contact Ramiro Martinez at 815-718-2302.
Win a Snare Drum!Think you are the fastest drummer? Try your hands (and drumsticks) in our Fastest Drummer Contest, open to anyone! First prize, sponsored by Kidder Music and Pearl Drums, is this Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drum.
The Premier Showcase features formal exhibitions by a number of respected High School and regional percussion ensembles from throughout Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa.