The Percussion Ensemble performs on each PYSO concert. The Ensemble, made of members of all the PYSO groups, practices together each week after the ensemble rehearsals. They gain experience on a variety of percussion instruments. The group exposes young percussionists to a variety of styles of music and strives to prepare these musicians for any musical challenges they may face.



Ensemble Fee



Wednesday evenings, after ensemble rehearsals
Central High School (4525 N. Central, Phoenix)

Current Chamber Music Program rehearsal location:
Open Door Fellowship Church
8301 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021


Todd Betz

All percussionists demonstrate the following:

  • Concert snare drum roll
  • Snare drum etude
  • Cymbal Crashes
  • Solo piece for keyboard percussion, two or four-mallet. Choose from the Texas UIL listgo to event code 502, keyboard percussion solo.

Youth Symphony (YS) Percussion – include excerpts for snare drum, mallets and cymbals. Link to Youth Symphony excerpt will be posted soon.