With dozens of students from high school and middle school taking part, Permian High School’s Night of Percussion is set for 7 p.m. today in the PHS band hall.
Percussion graduates also will be featured. Admission is free and there will be a bake sale and silent auction to raise funds for the percussion program.
Junior Brianna Galindo, 17, and Chris Davis, a 16-year-old sophomore, are two of the participants. Galindo spearheaded the bake sale and silent auction.
Galindo said the concert will show how far the performers have come in a limited amount of time.
“I think it’s fun and amazing,” Galindo said.
“I’m looking forward to showing off our ensemble that we’re taking to the state solo and ensemble competition Memorial Day weekend,” she added.
Davis said the event is a chance to showcase percussion.
“Usually during concert season, percussion isn’t really brought out as much compared to marching season where it’s the focus. You can show your talents as a percussionist during this night with a really complicated solo or with an ensemble among friends that also like to play … this type of music,” Davis added.
Associate Director of Bands John Carroll said three graduates will be performing as a trio — Tyler Serrato, Class of 2015, Nathan Juarez (2016), and Melanie Eychaner (2017).
Last year, Serrato and Juarez performed a duet, Carroll said.