Currently there are two percussion ensembles at Cheney High School.
Percussion Ensemble 1 is comprised of a variety of musicians. Students in this ensemble are required to be a part of the Cheney High School Marching Band. This allows these students to continue working on their marching percussion technique and skills throughout September, October, and the beginning of November. In November these students transition into concert percussion as they prepare for regional solo and ensemble. This ensemble has made it to the state solo and ensemble festival by winning the regional festival in the percussion large division 8 out of the last 10 years. In 2016, they placed 2nd at the state solo and ensemble contest.
Much like Symphonic Band for the wind players at the high school, the percussion 2 class is designed for students transitioning from middle school to the high school percussion environment. This is a percussion only class. These students focus on percussion fundamentals while performing as a percussion ensemble as well as performing with the Symphonic Band.