Percussion is a year-long course at John Overton. During the fall marching season, students participate in the drum line or front ensemble with the marching band. During the school day students participate in percussion ensemble class, where they learn music to perform with the concert bands, have their own percussion ensemble pieces, and work towards individual advancement on solo literature. Percussionists are expected to be enrolled in the band program for the entire year. David Watkins is the percussion instructor at John Overton and can be reached at the following email: