Peacefully playing drums together is almost always a cathartic experience, too often forgotten in this modern world.
The Upper School World Percussion Ensemble is a place where our students can shake off the stresses of everyday life, and experience interconnectivity and joy through percussion.
This is a “Mixed World” ensemble fusing rhythms and techniques from Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, and the Mid-East. Students have the opportunity to play on GFS’s diverse collection of traditional and hybrid percussion instruments.
There are many performance opportunities throughout the year including World Percussion Night, which brings together the drummers from Lower, Middle and Upper Schools for a powerful show. The World Percussion Ensemble is open to all students in grades 10-12, no musical experience necessary!