The objective for this course is to introduce fifth and sixth grade students to the fundamentals of percussion and rhythm. Each student is introduced to basic instruments in the percussion family, such as the snare drum, bass drum and cymbals, and are taught the concepts and techniques necessary to perform on those instruments. Students are introduced to experiences that emphasize learning by doing, modeling, discovering and listening. Specifically, students learn appropriate playing positions, grip, hand-eye coordination and how to identify musical notation. Students are evaluated on preparedness, weekly parent-signed practice sheets and classroom and public performances.