Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble

Mansfield Percussion Ensemble takes home the gold from WGI as World Champions! One of the reasons the Band Parents Association works so hard to support the kids!
Mansfield Percussion Ensemble takes home the gold from WGI as 2015 World Champions with their show, Above!

The Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble

The award-winning Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble is a highly competitive and highly selective group within the Mansfield band program. Students can join by contacting Mr. McGuire and auditioning to be a part of the program.

The ensemble, when in full swing, rehearses every Monday and Thursday night from 6:15pm-9:00pm and every Saturday from 9:45am-4:00pm starting in late November. The ensemble competes in the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) and Winter Guard International (WGI) circuits throughout late February and March into mid-April.

Please note that students do not need to be percussionists in order to join the program. Many of our finest players over the years have been brass and woodwind players that have stepped up to the challenge and thrill of learning new instruments as part of the percussion program.

The Percussion Ensemble has seen tremendous success over the years in both marching and concert programs. The group’s success as a competitive juggernaut has been recognized at both the local and national levels. Our groups have won many New England championships and three World Championships in recent years. We perform challenging music and demand both musical and academic excellence from our members who, in turn, rise to the challenge and make us proud to be part of their success and achievement!

To view a YouTube playlist of Percussion Ensemble performances through the years, click here.

Below are some of the major accomplishments of the percussion program over the years. Click the titles to view a video of the performance. For further information, please contact Matt McGuire at matthew.mcguire@mansfieldschools.com.

2015 – Above

NESBA Scholastic concert World class champions

WGI Scholastic Concert Open Class World Champions

2014 – The Way Up

NESBA Scholastic Open Class champions

WGI Percussion scholastic concert open class Silver Medalist

2013 – Sketches of a Latin Groove 

2012 – Shelter (marching) &  Third Wind (concert)

NESBA Percussion Scholastic Marching AA Champions

NESBA Percussion Scholastic Concert Open Champions

WGI Percussion Scholastic Concert Open Regional Champions

WGI Percussion Scholastic Marching A World Championship Finalist (watch video)

WGI Percussion Scholastic Concert Open Class Silver Medalist (watch video

2011 – Good night 

Pit Warm-up – Secrets 

Pit Warm-up – Flight of the Bumblebee

NESBA Percussion Scholastic Marching AA Champions

WGI Regional Scholastic A Champions

2010 – Four years in four minutes 

NESBA Percussion Scholastic Marching AA Champions

2009

NESBA New England Concert World Class Champions

WGI Regional Concert World Class Champions

WGI Concert World Class Silver Medalist

2008 –  Pat’s Stuff 

NESBA New England Concert Open Class Champions

WGI Regional Concert Open Class Champions

WGI Concert Open Class World Champions

(This group scored an incredible 98.900 in their world championship performance, a feat which stood from 2008 through 2012 as the highest WGI indoor percussion score ever awarded)

2007 –  Echos of Metheny 

WGI Concert Open Class World Champions

2006 –  1812 

2005 – Hymnsong and a Holiday 

2004

NESBA Gold Medalist

2003

NESBA Gold Medalist

2002

NESBA Gold Medalist

2001

NESBA Platinum Medal Recipient