RPT Percussion is a competitive youth percussion ensemble, based in Central Florida, with home bases in Kissimmee and Leesburg, Florida We welcome and encourage anyone 13-19 years of age to audition and be a part of our organization. As a “teaching” organization we welcome and encourage everyone, of ALL LEVELS OF TALENT, to come be a part of the ensemble. As an Independent organization, we rely on member tuition and outside sources and donations to fund the ensemble. We are not a part of a school program, but have affiliations with some for the use of facilities and equipment.
Originally started as RIPTIDE Percussion Ensemble in the Fall of 2008 as an ensemble for training future percussionists for the Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps, we made our competitive debut at the FFCC Percussion/Color guard Premier in Fleming Island in January of 2009, winning our class. At the end of the 2011 season, RIPTIDE separated from Teal Sound and 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 PIA Ensembles. We have a talented Championship caliber staff ready to help all in advancing their performance, percussion and life skills. Over the years we have been blessed with many awards and accolades:
FFCC Percussion Championships
2009 – 2010 -2011
2014 – 2015
WGI Orlando Percussion Regional Championships
2009, 2010, 2013,2014,2015,2018,2019
WGI WORLD PERCUSSION CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015 (8th), 2019 (12th)
*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 AND FMEA MUSIC EDUCATION/STANDARDS EVENTS AND WILL ALWAYS DEFER TO SAME WHENEVER POTENTIAL SCHEDULING CONFLICTS MAY ARISE