Meets every Thursday at 7:20am
Pulse is a new ensemble started in 2009/2010 school year. It is directed by Mr. Derrick Stickney, the music teacher at PCHS. Mr. Stickney is a percussion specialist himself and is excited to share his expertise with the Port High community of students.
To be a member of this ensemble, you must have successfully completed one semester of grade 9 instrumental music or have equivalent proficiency in reading rhythm and standard musical notation. Students with a background in piano will find that their acquired skills in piano are a great asset to playing percussion instruments.
Pulse specializes in music from various cultures and various styles. If you love music, you will want to be a part of this ensemble. They meet to rehearse every Tuesday from 7:15 until 8:15 am in the music room and are expected to practice regularly on their own as well. There is no cost to students to be a part of this or any other ensemble except the purchase of a "Blue Bear Music" uniform golf shirt that is mandatory for all performances.
All of these ensembles as well as the music class ensembles participate regularly in various performance opportunities throughout the year. Check back with this website regularly for dates and locations and be sure to take in a performance or two in support of our students and their hard work at PCHS.