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RISING STARS

PERCUSSION

Each participating soloist must submit by video, one of the solos listed below. There are solos listed for snare drum and mallet percussion. Students can submit from one area or both. For Levels ONE and TWO, students must be between the ages of 9-13. Levels THREE, FOUR and FIVE have an age range of 14 and up. See the following page for a copy of the scoring rubric. You will receive three separate adjudicator evaluations, your rating and a certificate after submission. 

Percussion Set

Level ONE

(Choose one)

Level ONE Required Solo (ages 9-13):

  • Snare Drum 

  • Mallet Percussion 

    • Solos from “Getting It, A Beginning Keyboard Percussion Method Book 1 – Bill Quick 

      • A Mighty Fortress (pg. 26) – Martin Luther 

      • Be Thou My Vision (pg. 35) – Trad. Irish Tune 

      • St. Agnes (pg. 35) – John B. Dykes 

 
Drum Band

Level TWO

(Choose one)

Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

Xylophone

Level THREE

(Choose one)

Level THREE Required Solo (ages 9+):

  • Snare Drum 

  • Mallet Percussion 

    • Solos from Mallet Percussion, The Complete Collection – Thomas Brown 

      • Mexican Muchacha (pg. 13) 

      • Grand Ballroom Waltz – William J. Schinstine 

      • Mallet Magic – William J. Schinstine 

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Sunset Drumming

Level FOUR

(Choose one)

Level FOUR Required Solo (ages 9+):​

  • Snare Drum 

  • Mallet Percussion 

    • Norwegian Dance – Edvard Grieg, Trs. J. Michael Roy 

    • Hungarian Dance No. 5 – J. Brahms arr. John B. Quick 

    • Mvmt. 2 / Allegro (Third Handel Sonata in Four Movements for Marimba and Piano) – Trs. Willard Musser, Robert Campbell, Sandy Feldstein 

 
 
 
 
Jembe Percussion Instrument

Level FIVE

(Choose one)

Level FIVE Required Solo (ages 9+):​​

  • Snare Drum 

  • Mallet Percussion 

    • Flight of the Bumblebee – N. Rimsky-Korsakov arr. John B. Quick 

    • Allegretto in G Major (Mozart for Marimba, pg. 8) – arr. Lynn Glassock 

    • Mvmt. 4 / Allegro (Third Handel Sonata in Four Movements for Marimba and Piano, pg. 4) – Trs. Willard Musser, Robert Campbell, Sandy Feldstein 

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