Troopercussion is a gro coming to the BYU-Idaho campus starting Winter Semester 2014.
Matt Hall, a freshman studying business, is a member of the Troopercussion gro.
Troopercussion is an Interdependent A-class indoor drumline that is an extension of the Intermountain Percussion Association, according to their Facebook page.
“[Winter Guard International] is the organization that all indoor percussion and guards fall under,” Hall said. “It’s like how professional football teams compete in the NFL.”
He said a friend told him about Troopercussion, and he thought it would be a great experience.
Hall said he auditioned and made it onto the team.
“I told them I was interested and that I wanted to start an indoor gro at BYU-I,” Hall said.
He said anyone can audition and that Troopercussion is currently looking for pianists along with auxiliary. However, he said anyone who is interested can join the gro.
Haley Lucas, a freshman studying communication, is an active member of Troopercussion.
“We will have a chance to be a part of world competitions when we grow into a bigger gro,” Lucas said.
Lucas said the gro is currently preparing for a competition in Utah.
Jason Lenz, the education director of the Avant Ensembles, said he is looking forward to working with a gro like the troopers and their director Fred Morris.
He said he was thankful to all those involved for helping to make it possible for children in East Idaho to participate.
More information about Troopercussion can be found on the Troopercussion Facebook page.