BSP Percussion Ensemble Showcase

Ensemble Division

Literature Requirements

  • Small Ensemble: 2-7 performers

    • Performance length no more than 10 minutes

  • Large Ensemble: 8+ performers.

    • Performance length no more than 10 minutes.

Entry Requirements

  • Participants must be a US High School percussion ensemble.

  • Only one entry per school is eligible (either a small or large ensemble).

  • Ensemble may be conducted by a director, but may not include the director as a performer.

  • Participants must complete and submit an online entry form linked below.

Ensemble Entry Form


Prior to submitting the form, upload your performance to YouTube as a public video. A link to the entry video needs to be shared on the entry form.

Submit a $30.00 entry fee to the address below. Checks made payable to Black Swamp Percussion. Entries will not be accepted without an entry fee, even if an entry form has been submitted.

Attn: Percussion Ensemble Showcase
Black Swamp Percussion
11114 James St.
Zeeland, MI 49464

Entry Deadline

All entry fees must be postmarked by 5/18/19 for eligibility.

Video performance date must be between February 15th, 2019 and May 18th, 2019. The video does not have to be a public or concert performance, simply an unedited video recording of the piece performed by the participants.


Although video creativity will not influence the judge's placements, audio/video quality certainly will! Make sure your video can be clearly heard in order to be fairly judged against other competing entries.

2019 Ensemble Division Judges


An adjudication grading system similar to Rubric Evaluation will be used. Judge's scores will be averaged for a final score. Judges comments will be emailed to all participants after results have been calculated.


Megan Arns


Tracy Wiggins

Event Coordinator

Questions can be directed to Daniel Smithiger, Showcase Coordinator, at

1st and 2nd place winners for both Small and Large ensemble divisions will be announced by 6/7/19

Ensemble Division Prizes

First Place: Snare Drum & Bag

Second Place: Accessory Pack

  • 6.5" x 14" Concert Maple Snare

  • 6.5" x 14" Snare Drum Bag

  • Triangle Trigger

  • MultiLegs

  • RecPlate

  • Tambourine Mount

Bronx the Black Swamp Shop Dog.

Black Swamp Percussion LLC

11114 James St.

Zeeland, MI 49464 USA

Tel: 800-557-0988

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