The Percussion Studio
The Percussion Studio at Huntingdon College is made up of students from across campus who are both music and non-music majors. Percussionists receive band scholarships to attend the College and perform in the drumline with the Huntingdon Marching Scarlet and Grey, the Percussion Ensemble, the wind ensemble, and jazz band throughout their degree program.
The Drumline and Percussion Ensemble (concert) are primary emphases for all percussionists who are awarded band scholarships. Drumline and Percussion Ensemble require rehearsals, sectionals, and regular performances throughout the school year. The Percussion Ensemble rehearses 3-4 times per week in preparation for the end of the semester concert in the fall and spring. They are a hit with the crowd!
The Huntingdon College percussion program takes a comprehensive approach to developing a well-rounded percussionist. Throughout the four-year degree plan, percussionists who are majoring in music will receive weekly one-on-one, one-hour lessons with Mr. Mooney. The four-year degree plan includes study in marimba, snare drum, timpani, accessories, world percussion and drum set.
Read more about Huntingdon Bands and Honor Bands.
Music Major Auditions for Percussionists—Join the Huntingdon Percussion Family in the Fall of 2023!
- Basic demonstration of snare drum (your choice of solo, and/or basic rudiments)
- Basic demonstration of mallet percussion (your choice of solo and or/scales on xylophone, glockenspiel, or marimba)
Contact Mr. Mooney with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Director
Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Brandon Mooney is the associate director of bands/percussion studies at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Having taught, written, and performed music across the United States, Canada, Germany, and Austria, Mr. Mooney brings his diverse background in percussion performance and education into the classroom for his students. Mr. Mooney holds a bachelor’s degree in music (education) from the University of Western Ontario, a master’s degree in performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and is completing his doctorate degree at the University of Alabama.
Associate Director of Bands/Percussion Studies
Personal website: www.brandonmooneypercussion.com
Day of Drumline
Day of Drumline is a Drumline Clinic for high school percussionists, Saturday, March 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., with guest clinician Dr. John Wooton, professor of music at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Huntingdon associate director of bands/percussion studies Brandon Mooney. This free program is open to high school percussionists in grades 9–12. Learn more and register. The registration deadline is March 6, 2023.