The Marching Percussion Ensemble at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is made up of music majors, as well as students from outside the school of music who hold an interest in the world of marching percussion. The MPE performs on Yamaha marching percussion instruments.

2018 Audition Information

The drumline consists of snares, tenors, basses, and front ensemble. Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Note: all members of the drumline are required to wear hearing protection.

2017-2018 Spirit of the Carolinas Drumline

Joseph Van Hassel - Percussion Coordinator


Kentrell Baines
Brett Gill
Angelis Hernandez, section leaderAndrew Tapp


Noah Anderson
Devin Farmer
Aaron Scott, section leader

Bass Drum

Alexis Branch
Simone Henderson
Gabriel Jenkins
Amanda Smith
Melody Strupe, section leader

Front Ensemble

Andrea Carter
Josef Gonzales
Tyler Graybar
Tyler Scott
Paul Seigler, section leader
Brandon Womack
Shaniya Wordsworth

The MPE rehearses and performs with the UNCP marching band Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:35 to 6:00. Anyone who is interested in auditioning for the Marching Percussion Ensemble please contact Joseph Van Hassel at (910) 522-5705, or at