Percussion Ensemble

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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Winds, Brass & Percussion at Western

Percussion Studio at Western

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.

2023-24 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 24 | 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Friday, March 15 | 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Join us  as we celebrate Percussion Ensemble director Jill Ball and her ensemble’s final concert before her retirement from Western! We’re also thrilled to welcome many of her former students as part of the program.

The same program is performed during the afternoon and evening performances. Download concert program in advance.

The evening concert only will also be available via livestream. Click here to access. 


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