The Marcus High School Percussion Program has risen to become one of the premier percussion programs in the country. The School district, Marcus High School Band, the percussion students and the parents all contribute to the success. Countless hours of fundraising and planning go into each school year. The "whatever it takes" work ethic of the parents is as exemplary as that of the percussion students.
The percussion program includes the chamber ensemble, the steel band, the novelty ensemble, the Afro-Brazilian ensemble and the marching program.
Students are engaged in percussion training from the 6th grade. All percussion students participate in a performing concert band as well as percussion ensemble during the middle school and high school. Approximately 75% of all percussion students study privately in addition to classroom instruction.