John Grant - Director
The Dragon Band offers several performance opportunities for percussionists. These include the Marching Band Drumline and Front Ensemble, Carroll Indoor Percussion, and Concert Percussion Ensembles.
The Marching Band Drumline and Front Ensemble consists of 30-40 percussion students. As the "heartbeat" of the marching band, the group features prominently in every competition show, and competes in various competitions alongside the Carroll Dragon Band during the fall marching season. The percussion section is also known for its production of “LIDS”, which is played at halftime during the varsity football team’s Playoff season.
Carroll Indoor Percussion was established in the spring of 2014. Like the Carroll Winterguard, CIP competes in various Indoor events from January through April, under the auspices of regional and national organizations such as Winter Guard International (WGI) and North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA).
2021 – WGI Virtual Finalist (PSO), NTCA Virtual 1st Place (PSO)
2020 – WGI Dallas 2nd Place (PSO)
2019 – WGI Houston 2nd Place (PSA), NTCA Championships 2nd Place (PSA)
2018 – NTCA Championships 4th Place (PSO)
2017 – NTCA Championships 1st Place (PSO), WGI Houston 2nd Place (PSO)
2016 – NTCA Championships 2nd Place (PSO)
2015 – NTCA Championships 3rd Place (PSA)
2014 – NTCA Championships 3rd Place (PSA)
Percussion students also participate in Concert Percussion Ensembles, which have the option of competing at UIL Solo & Ensemble contests, as well as the statewide Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Austin each spring. Carroll Percussion ensembles have consistently earned Superior ratings both locally and at the state level. Members of Carroll's percussion groups have been recognized as "Outstanding Soloists" at TSSEC.