Ladue Percussion

Welcome

 

Ladue Percussion is a component of the Ladue School District band program located in Ladue, Missouri—a suburb on the western fringe of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Ladue Percussion has appeared in venues around the country from Kansas City to North Carolina, and Chicago to New Orleans. They have represented their district regionally through performances at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association (MMEA) Convention as well as the area’s premiere concert venue—The Touhill Performing Arts Center. 


The ensembles are best known for their annual “Night of Percussion” concerts featuring the district’s middle school and high school percussion students as well as noted solo artists that have included Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra, The Caribbean Jazz Project), Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Rick Holmes and Tom Stubbs (St. Louis Symphony), Michael Israelivitch (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra), Kiyomi Kikuchi (Malaysian Philharmonic), and noted St. Louis freelance percussionists Kevin Gianino, Matt Henry, Chris Treloar, Erin Elstner, and Kim Shelley.


In 2005, Ladue received national recognition as a Grammy Select program and in 2006 Ladue Percussion inaugurated the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s first annual “Explosions” Percussion Festival.  On two separate occasions--2009 and 2013--Ladue Percussion was invited to perform at the annual Missouri Music Educators Association convention held in January at Osage Beach.

Ladue Percussion