Indoor Percussion is a sport in which a show is created for a battery and a front ensemble. That show is then rehearsed and performed in competition inside gymnasiums and arenas throughout the state and beyond. Having only been in existence for eight years, they are a relatively young group - yet the Seminole Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been a competitive force in both the FFCC and WGI circuits, right from the start. They have travelled from Daytona Beach for FFCC Circuit Championships, to Dayton, Ohio for WGI World Championships - and almost everywhere in between. They have placed 2nd in the state for the past two seasons, and claimed a 5th place finish at World Championships in 2012.
Led by a renowned staff of percussionists, SIPE rehearses at least two nights per week, and most Saturdays will be comprised of either rehearsals or competitions. The dedication and perseverence that students put into perfecting the show is what makes the ensemble a powerful and respected part of the Seminole Warhawk Band Program.
The 2015 Seminole Indoor Percussion Season Schedule and Standings:
January 2015 - FFCC Percussion Premiere - 2nd Place
February 2015 - FFCC Plant City - 2nd Place
February 2015 - FFCC Focus East - 1st Place
March 2015 - FFCC Seminole Visual - 1st Place
March 2015 - WGI Regionals - 2nd Place
March 2015 - FFCC Championships - 2nd Place
There is a financial commitment required for all Indoor Percussion students. This covers music, licensing, transportation, staff salaries, some travel, and more. There are many fundraising opportunities available to offset the financial burden - please see Fair Share and Fundraising under the Booster link in the main menu for more information. There are also many volunteers needed with opportunities to chaperone, drive, and assist in numerous other ways during SIPE Season.