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Headed to altered state

Both Tomball Indoor Percussion groups head to the TCGC State Championships
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JV Indoor Percussion posing with their trophy at the Pasadena Memorial Contest

JV Indoor Percussion came back from the Cy-Ranch contest and placed second securing them a spot in the Scholastic Concert A State group. Meaning they will be joining the Varsity group at the TCGC State Championships this weekend, April 13, at the Merrell Center.

JV will be competing against four other groups in hopes to be named the Scholastic Concert A champions, while Varsity will compete against three other groups for the title of Scholastic Concert Open champions.

“I remember looking back on all the effort  we had put into these moments and realizing it was finally worth it,” Freshman Skye Mosier said. “We finally reached the goal we had made and I was a part of it.”

They recently restarted their Indoor Percussion group last year after the 2020 season had been interrupted by COVID. Their 2023 show was entitled ‘The Red Thread” and won first at their last contest in WGI Dallas.

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This year the group divided into two. JV’s show is entitled “Duality” and is made up of not only high schoolers but also eighth and seventh grade junior high students from both Tomball JH and Creekside Park JH. The Varsity group consists of only high schoolers and their show is entitled “Altered State”.

Schedule for both groups is here:

Percussion Scholastic Concert A

  • Tomball Indoor Percussion JV – 9:27 a.m.
  • Magnolia West Percussion Ensemble – 9:26 a.m.
  • Texas City High School – 9:45 a.m.
  • Bridge City High School Percussion – 9:54 a.m.
  • Sam Rayburn HS Percussion – 10:03 a.m.

Percussion Scholastic Concert Open

  • Magnolia HS – 10:22 a.m
  • Clements High School Percussion Ensemble – 10:32 a.m
  • Tomball Indoor Percussion – 10:42 a.m
  • Klein Collins HS – 10:52 a.m

“I am most excited to show our fellow percussion groups how much time and effort we have spent putting together our show,” Sophomore Nathan Gandy said. “It has been a while since we’ve made an appearance at TCGC state so it’s important to show everyone there what Tomball Percussion is really about.”

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Natalia Martinez
Natalia Martinez, Web Editor
Hey Coogs :) I’m Natalia and this is my third year on staff. I am a Senior and plan to major in Journalism for college. Along with newspaper, I am in the Tomball Cougar Pride Band as a member of the drumline!