Indoor Percussion  

Indoor Percussion carries the beat into spring 

Winter Drumline is a visual and musical ensemble that creates a production on a tarp floor and competes in the gymnasium. The Winter Drumline, like Winter Guard, is the continuation of training for percussionists after the fall Marching Band season ends. The season begins around December, with competitions in the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA) circuit and runs until about April. 

About the Course
Course Description

The Winter Drumline comprises primarily percussionists from the Marching Band and Concert Ensembles, and often has additional non-percussionist join the group.  Ensemble members will be allowed to enroll in 7th Period Stage Band during second semester to receive additional Fine Arts credit and a grade for the time they have committed to the program.

Winter Drumline competes regionally in a highly regarded circuit, Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA).  Like Marching Band, there are rehearsals after school and the ensemble requires a huge financial and time commitment.  Due to a lot of interest in this activity from students outside of the fall percussion section and other musicians alike, the ensemble will be audition based  to ensure each member is placed on the appropriate equipment  Please review important dates and the performance schedule before committing to this program and taking the spot of someone who is able to properly commit to this group. Winter Drumline members are required to be enrolled in another part of the program (Concert Ensemble, Orchestra, or Jazz). 

Rancho Campana High School Students: Students who attend RCHS have the opportunity to take Winter Drumline at ACHS since it is not a course offering at RCHS.  RCHS students should enroll in the music class on their site as their co-requisite.  All students interested in doing this should contact Mr. Cook to be properly enrolled.​

Course Details
  • Instructor, Daniel Cook

  • Grades 9-12

  • Semester 2 course only, flex
    after-school schedule

  • Students receive Fine Arts Credit for the course


Practice Schedule
  • Mondays: 6 - 8:30 p.m. , Full ensemble

  • Tuesdays: 3:15-5:15 p.m. , Battery

  • Wednesdays: 3:15-5:15 p.m. , Front ensemble

  • Thursdays: 6 - 9 p.m. , Full ensemble

Performance Attire

Department approved uniforms are chosen each year for this ensemble.

​2020 Performance Schedule
  • Jan. 20-21: Drumline Mini Camp, Time TBA

  • Feb. 15:  Monrovia High School.

  • Feb. 29:   Rancho Cucamonga

  • March 15:  Great Oak

  • March 28: SCPA Prelims, Coussoulis Arena at CSU San Bernardino 

  • April 5: SCPA Semis, Coussoulis Arena at CSU San Bernardino (tentative)

  • April 11: SCPA Finals, Coussoulis Arena at CSU San Bernardino (tentative)

Carpool Permissions
& Driver Insurance Form

Drumline members should download the Carpool Permissions & Driver Insurance Form, fill it out and return to Mr Cook prior to the Feb.15 competition in Monrovia.

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