The Notre Dame Indoor Percussion Ensemble was formed in 2010 as a result of the efforts of the Notre Dame College Marching Band in conjunction with the percussion section staff, leadership, and students. As the Notre Dame College Marching Band continued the development of its style and technique throughout the fall of 2010, the decision was made to offer an enrichment opportunity within the percussive idiom for the winter season. The application of a Winter Percussion line was a natural outgrowth of the innovation and attention to detail that was developed throughout the band program throughout its second season.
Currently in its 3rd year of existence, the Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble has proven to be the fastest growing winter percussion ensemble in Northeast Ohio. Starting from humble beginnings, the Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble, through the hard work and dedication of its members and staff, achieved a 4th place finish in their class at the 2012 Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble looks to continue their momentum by offering another challenging and innovative show for the 2013 season.
The Notre Dame Indoor Percussion Ensemble is comprised of students from Notre Dame College, as well as students from high schools throughout Northeastern Ohio. As a college sponsored line, the unit competes as an Independent organization in the various competitive groups to which it is associated. The Notre Dame Indoor Percussion Ensemble plans on competing in the Mid-East Performance Association (MEPA), the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA), and Winter Guard International (WGI).
The Notre Dame Indoor Percussion Ensemble, as an outgrowth of the Notre Dame College Marching Band is proud to offer this educational opportunity to students of the college and students of the Northeast Ohio Region as part of an overall effort to enrich the marching arts throughout the area.
The Notre Dame Indoor Percussion is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the marching arts, performing arts, and music education in Northeast Ohio. This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for young percussionists and performers to participate in a world class percussion ensemble, taught by world class educators. The organization provides an opportunity for members to perform a musical and visual show to audiences in and beyond the Northeast Ohio region.