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Winter Percussion Ensemble (WPE)

This group is an extracurricular ensemble that competes in Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) and WGI competitions as well as other related events.


Students will learn and perform a show that is custom written just for the members of the group. This group is a 3 time state champion ensemble and has placed in National Finals on several occasions. Participants in winter percussion also represent the band and guard program in many other ensembles throughout the school year.


Participation in this group costs extra (fundraising is required). Members are expected to devote significant outside time to mastering their instrument and music, as this ensemble performs at a highly advanced level.

2018 Accomplishment Highlights

  • 1st Place National Champions 
    Percussion Scholastic Concert A
    WGI World Championship, Dayton OH (April 20th)

  • 1st Place State Champions 
    Percussion Scholastic Concert A

    IPA State Finals, Terra Haute, IN (April 7th)

  • 2nd Place - State Pre-lims DCHS (March 24th)

  • 2nd Place - Greenfield Central HS (March 17th)

  • 1st Place - WGI Regional Franklin Central HS (March 10-11th)

  • 1st Place - Pendleton Heights HS (February 17th)

  • Indiana Music Educators Performance
    DCHS Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at this conference in Ft. Wayne, IN (January 13th)

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