Anyhoo, I'd never heard of winter percussion before Meego got into it his freshman year. Shows are performed inside and are limited to, I think, six minutes, which includes setting up, tearing down, and getting on and off the floor. Groups are penalized if they go over that allotted time.
They score points through a variety of factors including
- complexity of music
- playing in synch
- audience engagement
- "general effect".
The music of Meego's group this year was quite complex with several points requiring the marimbas to play very fast and in unison. They were in third place going into the finals and totally got 'er done to take home the first place trophy!
So with that in mind, here's the bootleg of their finals opening number. Probably not something you would choose to play at your wedding or background for the garden party, but it kicked butt at competition:
I include this portion of the video because in the beginning, there's a break where Meego, on bass, and the guitar player play behind their heads. They just decided to throw that in. The video also highlights those marimba skillz
So definitely a memorable finish to the season for this nice bunch of kids and their coaches!