Indoor Percussion’s “Extraterrestrials”
by Gretchen Arnold ’25
This year’s Trinity Indoor Percussion show is titled “Extraterrestrials”. This show features music from Men in Black, E.T., and Interstellar, along with a piece created for this show, titled “Chase Music.” Because there has been talk about UFOs recently, Mrs. BJ Meagher, Director of the Indoor Percussion group, we thought we would do our show around extraterrestrials.
As the competition season begins many members are thinking of winning. Everyone is ready to win. Director Mrs. BJ Meagher is very excited to start our competitive season. She said, “We have a talented group of seniors leading the way. Our group is very experienced and that challenges our new members to play to a higher standard. This gives us the opportunity to explore some unique percussion sounds.”
This year’s indoor percussion group includes four seniors, a junior, seven sophomores, and five freshmen. The seniors have been in this ensemble four years now. Ali Arnold was in the middle school group before joining the high school ensemble, and was originally a bass drummer before becoming a mallet player. Teresa Hoellman is definitely the morale booster of the group. She plays a very intricate part on the marimba. Danielle Uroda has become a very vibrant part of this group over the years. She also is a mallet player. Sydney Manning has been a solid mallet player for the past four years.
Though the presence of the seniors is strong, senior Sydney Manning noted the influence of younger players as well. She said, “the indoor percussion group is a great group that invites anyone to come learn a new instrument and meet new people. I think that we have a great group this year and we have worked very hard to get ready to do a great show at our first competition.” The group ended up placing first with a score of 73.8 and received a spirit award. They were judged on music and artistry. The rest of the season looks bright, and will conclude with a performance in Wildwood, New Jersey.