Who are we?
Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion is the premiere scholastic indoor percussion ensemble of all of Southern Arizona. Founded in 2005, the groups has achieved much success over the past 14 years, winning WGAZ state championships in 2006 and 2016. Our members have gone on to perform with some of the top percussion ensembles in the country after high school, accrediting much of their success to the fundamental skills learned in the IRHS Percussion program.
During just one season of indoor percussion, we typically go through thousands of dollars in sticks, mallets, props, drum heads, parts, and even drums for our ensemble to remain competitive. We also must pay for show fees, show arranging rights, drill/staging, world-class instructors, a floor tarp, custom uniforms, while building elaborate props for our show. The activity is rapidly changing, and we wish to remain on the cutting edge for our region, which creates a HUGE need for fundraising from our community! This year, our ensemble will also be returning to San Bernardino to compete against some of the best percussion ensembles in the country at the WGI West Power Regional! This trip is not cheap and also had required a greater need for outside fundraising.
By donating to our performing arts ensemble, you are supporting a local youth program, which is reflection the positive values of the Oro Valley, and greater Tucson community. If you want to see the group in action, please stop by Ironwood Ridge on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, for our 3rd annual 15-hour drum-a-thon. Students will intensely rehearse at Ironwood Ridge HS for 15 hours, while collecting sponsorships for every hour they drum. You can help us with our $3000 Go-Fund-Me Campaign in addition to our student in-person collected pledges.
2020 Performance Schedule:
Saturday, February 1st – WGAZ Evaluation Show @ Sossaman Middle School
Friday, February 7th – WGAZ Show @ Canyon del Oro HS
Saturday, February 8th – WGAZ Show @ Ironwood Ridge (Home Show)
Saturday, February 29th – WGAZ Show @ Gilbert HS Friday, March 7th – WGI Phoenix Regional @ Eastmark HS
Saturday, March 14th – WGAZ Percussion Focus Show
Friday, March 20th – 22nd - WGI West Power Regional @ Cal State University San Bernardino Saturday, April 3rd – Friends and Family Send-off Show @ Ironwood Ridge HS (Tentative Date) Saturday, April 4th – WGAZ State Championships @ Desert Financial Arena (Arizona State University)
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