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Percussion Ensemble

congasThe Percussion Ensemble program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers a dynamic and diverse opportunity for its percussion students.

All students are welcome to audition, regardless of your major. After you audition and are accepted, you'll be placed into the Percussion Ensemble or the Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Both groups perform music from the standard percussion ensemble repertoire.

The UL Lafayette percussion program also offers one of the most diverse world percussion programs in the country, with performance opportunities in the Steel Drum Band, Brazilian Ensemble, Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra, Japanese Taiko Ensemble, and the African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Every year, percussion ensemble students put on the acclaimed "Big Bang" concert, which draws a crowd of more than 2,000 each spring.

For more information or to audition for the ensemble, please contact the percussion studies coordinator, Mr. Troy Breaux.