Percussion Ensemble



Jill Ball


Auditions are not required for the Percussion Ensemble, but membership does require the permission of the instructor.

All wind, brass and percussion students must audition for Large Ensemble placement.

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3:30 - 5:30pm (plus two extra hours TBD)

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The Western University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jill Ball, is a dynamic performing group presenting concerts both on campus and off. In the past, ensemble tours included performances in Kitchener, Burlington, Markham and Richmond Hill followed by concerts on campus during a past OMEA event in London. The Ensemble, comprised of Percussion Majors, performs a variety of styles with a focus on contemporary percussion literature, and there are often appearances by guest artists. The Western Percussion Ensemble has performed in numerous OMEA (Ontario Music Educators Association) Showcase concerts, at LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts Festival) festivals, the  Ontario Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion and appeared as guests artists with the London Concert Band and the Blyth Festival Singers. Other performances include Soundstreams Canada at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, performing music by Peter Sculthorpe; Omar Daniel Composer’s Concert at Western University; Southwestern Ontario Region Music Fest, London, and twice at the South Huron Schools’ Fall Band Festival in Clinton.

2022-23 Performances

Joining us on campus for an in-person event? For always-up-to-date health and safety protocols, check our Audience Information webpage before you leave home.

Friday, November 25 | 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Honouring International Week at Western University with an eclectic range of repertoire and special guests including, Ritesh Das, tabla, founder and artistic director of the critically acclaimed Toronto Tabla Ensemble, and Assistant Professor Denis Jiron, trombone. The 12:30pm concert is followed by "Songs of Many Lands" in von Kuster Hall.

Friday, March 24 | 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
The final concert of the year. The same program is performed during the afternoon and evening performances.


Fall 2021 Concert
Works by Christopher Rouse, Joseph Haydn, Eckhard Kopetzki, Daniel Levitan and Ivan Trevino