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Cadet Percussion Ensemble

YOPW offers percussion training for intermediate level percussionists in our Cadet Percussion Ensemble. Cadet Percussion members rehearse weekly during the season and perform with our Preparatory, Primo, and Repertory Orchestras.

Cadet Percussion Ensemble



  • Per Child: $760


  • Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from September - April. Please see the calendar for a complete listing and any exceptions.
  • Regular Rehearsal Times
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Audition Requirements

To schedule and audition, please contact the YOPW at (703)590-7083 or email

See the Other Events Calendar for audition dates, times and locations.


  • Bb Concert Scale – Quarter-Eighths pattern, MM=120
  • Eb Concert Scale – Quarter-Eighths pattern, MM=100
  • F Concert Scale – Quarter Notes, MM=80

Snare Drums

  • 5 Stroke Roll
  • 9 Stroke Roll
  • 17 Stroke Roll
  • Flam
  • Flam Tap
  • Long roll – piano-forte-piano
  • 16 Measure excerpt