RPT Percussion is a competitive youth percussion ensemble, based in Central Florida, with home base in Lake County Florida. Originally started as "RIPTIDE Independent Percussion Ensemble" in the Fall of 2008 as an ensemble for training future percussionists for the Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps. The ensemble made their competitive debut at the FFCC Percussion/Color guard Premier in Fleming Island in January of 2009, winning our class and ended the inaugural season as a Silver Medalist. At the end of the 2011 season, we rebooted as "Riptide Percussion Theater". In 2013 we shortened it to our present name "RPT Percussion". Since that time, we have grown to be one of Florida's ELITE Percussion Independent Ensembles. We have a talented Championship caliber staff ready to help all in advancing our members abilities in performance, percussion and life skills.
Our rehearsal locations are Tavares and Lake Minneola High Schools.
Over the years we have been blessed with many awards and accolades:
*****FFCC Percussion Championships*****
2009 – 2010 -2011 - 2022
2014 – 2015 - 2023
*****WGI Orlando Percussion Regional Championships****
2010, 2013,2014,2015,2018,2019,2022, 2023
2013 , 2022
2010, 2014, 2015, 2023
****WGI WORLD PERCUSSION CHAMPIONSHIPS****
2018 ,2019,2022 (Virtual)2023(virtual)
2015 (8th), 2019 (12th), 2022 (Virtual-5th ), 2023 (Virtual Gold Medalists)
*The 2020 season was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although we are a competitive ensemble, we also have done convention performances in and around Orlando as well as appearances in local town events, such as the Inverness Rocks, St Patrick's Day Parades, Marching Band Competitions. We have been hired to open Conventions such as Genband, NuCore, NAFME and more RPT Percussion is available for hire and will work with you to design an exciting percussion/dance/color guard driven performance for your event.
PLEASE NOTE: RPT PERCUSSION RESPECTS ALL FLORIDA BAND MASTER (FBA) AND FMEA MUSIC EDUCATION/STANDARDS EVENTS (FMEA) AND WILL ALWAYS DEFER TO SAME WHENEVER POTENTIAL SCHEDULING CONFLICTS MAY ARISE