Drumline and Guard
Drumline ensembles consist of the marching percussion (also called battery) and front ensemble (also called pit) sections of a marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater.
Rehearsals begin at the end of marching band season, typically mid-December. All percussion students are invited to participate, as well as wind students who would like to learn percussion.
Kings Drumline competes in Winter Guard International (WGI) and the Mid-East Performance Association (MEPA)
The purpose of the color guard is to interpret the music that the marching band is playing. They use various equipment, including flags, rifles, and sabres, along with dance, to enhance the marching band show. The color guard performs with the marching band during home football games at halftime and at marching band competitions. At competition, the guard adds to the overall score of the band and is also judged separately.
Winter Guard is performed indoors on gymnasium floors during the winter and spring, where the guard performs unaccompanied by the marching band to pre-recorded music.
The Winter Guard competes independently in Winter Guard International (WGI) and TriState Marching Arts Circuit.