EYSO offers a strong experience for percussionists, whether they are most interested in orchestral playing or prefer the variety of colorful and challenging music for smaller percussion ensemble. For most EYSO percussionists, this is their first experience in a large symphony orchestra.
Besides intensive coaching in the orchestra rehearsal, all EYSO percussionists are members of one of several Percussion Ensembles. In the Percussion Ensembles, students learn to expand and refine their percussion technique, while exploring challenging contemporary repertoire.
Percussion Ensembles are led by Zachary Bowers.
Sinfonia/Philharmonia Percussion Ensemble performs during the 2:00pm & 4:30pm concerts in November, March, and May.
Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble performs during the 7:00pm concerts in November, March, and May. YS Percussion Ensemble also performs during the April concert alongside Youth Symphony and Brass Choir.