A Method for Assigning Percussion Parts in Community BandsCommunity Band percussion sections need an easy and comprehensive method of assigning parts. This method reduces the complexity of the assignment process. It is easy to keep track of who is playing what and when. Parts needing to be covered for absent players can be quickly seen and reassigned. The completed chart then provides a comprehensive view of the percussion assignments for an entire concert program.
The material on this page, developed by percussionists and ACB members, consist of the following:
- Downloadable MSExcel spreadsheet (in .xls or .xlsx format)
- Instruction sheet for tips on using the spreadsheet
- Sample completed form
Percussion Assignments Sample (49 KB)
- Original article from the February 2014 ACB Journal, reprinted by permission of the ACB