USC’s multifaceted percussion program requires students to participate in the various
band and ensemble opportunities on campus. Performance opportunities include the Carolina
Marching Band, three concert bands, the USC Symphony Orchestra, Southern Exposure
New Music Series, USC Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Players and the Palmetto Pans
Steel Band. Each year, USC hosts the South Carolina Day of Percussion.
Past guest artists have included Michael Burritt (Eastman School of Music), Mark Ford
(University of North Texas), Sympatico Percussion Group, Meehan-Perkins Duo, Steven
Schick (UCSD), Jeffrey Moore (Central Florida) and Andy Harnsberger (Lee University).
2014 South Carolina Day of Percussion
Saturday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Copenhaver Band Hall, 324 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208
The South Carolina Day of Percussion is a full day of clinics, master classes, concerts
and educational sessions. Guests artists this year include Nathan Daughtrey, Chris
Lee, Scott Herring, Gordon Hicken, Paul Buyer, Chris Davis, and Mike Greer. The day's
events include a high school percussion ensemble festival, a marching drumline clinic,
the S.C. Collegiate Honor Percussion Ensemble and a Mass Steel Band. $10 for non-PAS
members and $5 for PAS members.