History of the DSJMB Percussion Feature

The DSJ Marching Band has a great history of percussion features, starting with the football season of 1993. Each year the feature is performed at the Allen County and Van Wert County Fair band shows and is debuted at the Homecoming football game. Percussionists begin working on their feature in late June. We like playing fun music on unusual things, while showing off our percussive prowess!

Check out VIDEOS of some of our past percussion features!

1993

"Hey Good Lookin'"
...our very first percussion feature. This one started it all!








1994

"St. Thomas'"
...featuring the entire band along with percussion and mallets






1995

"Bavarian Strut"




1996

"Pez"
...the snares performed blindfolded, with the bass drums playing with their instruments angled on the ground













1997

"Xylophobia"
...trash cans and lids!











1998

"Oy Como Va"
...the first original collaboration between Ms. Hare and Bill Etling - performed on brake drums (and man, were they heavy to haul around!)











1999

"Cantina Band"
...a quick-moving theme from Star Wars played on hanging metal cylinders







2000

"Hot Hot Hot"
...performed on Culligan water jugs






2001

"Mission Impossible"
...performed on pans, washtubs, and cookie sheets















2002

"Cartunez"
...cartoon theme medley





2003

"Brown-Eyed Girl"
...classic rock tune, performed on flat bass drums





2004

"Tainted Love"
...performed on metal cylinders





2005

"On Broadway"
...performed on painted trash cans








2006

"Come On Eileen"
...performed on pots and pans





2007

"Sweet Escape"
...performed on floor toms







2008

"Walking On Sunshine"
...performed on PVC pipes






2009

"I Will Survive"
...performed on drywall buckets and hard hats








2010

"Sweet Home Alabama"
...performed on road equipment - road signs, highway cones, and construction barrels








2011

"Rasputin"
...performed on metal folding chairs, file cabinets, and dry erase/cork boards








2012

"The Safety Dance"
...performed blindfolded, on furnace pipes and vents








2013

"Takin' Care of Business"
...performed on shovels, spades, and rakes











2014

"Drive My Car"
...performed on license plates and gas cans












Do you have photos from past years' percussion features? E-mail Ms. Hare!