Day of Percussion April 14

The Day of Percussion is FREE to attend and it is open to anyone.

8 am – 9 am
Sign in/Greetings

9 am – 11 am
Masterclass with Dr. Miranda

11 am – noon
NSU Percussion Ensemble Concert

Noon- 1 pm
Lunch Break

1 pm – 2:20 pm
Marimba and Snare Drum Competition

2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Masterclass with Dr. Moore

4 pm
Main Concert
Announce Winners of Marimba and SD Competitions
Door Prizes

Competition Info:

Thank you for your interest in our contest. We are very excited to invite you to our I Bayou Marimba Competition/I Bayou Rudimental Snare Drum Competition. The event will be held on April 14th, 2018 at Peltier Hall, Nicholls State University.

This event will give middle/high school percussion students a great performance opportunity.

About the contest:

  • It will take place at the Nicholls State University, 906 East 1st St. Madewood South; Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301 NSU Peltier Hall, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • It is open to any student attending middle/high school.
  • Both competitions have the same registration form. You can sign up for both competitions. If that is the case, please submit two separate forms.
  • The performer may play any music of his/her own selection
  • ONE copy of the music will be required for the judges.
  • We will furnish instruments for all of the performers. However, performer may bring their own instrument.


We will provide:

  • Yamaha Marimba, 5 octave, rosewood marimba
  • (4.3 synthetic instrument also available if your student is more familiar with that type of instrument)
  • 14” marching Pearl snare drum

The Contest Judges:

Dr. Joe W Moore III (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)

Dr. Gustavo Miranda (Nicholls State University)


Performers are required to supply one copy of the music to be performed

Performers must play a solo piece that should not exceed 10 minutes in length

Deadline for entry is April 9, 2018

Each performer is required to bring his/her own mallets, drumsticks

Registration form must be sent to Dr. Miranda at

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Day of Percussion


Saturday, April 14


Peltier Hall


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