Drumline at 2017 Homecoming parade


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.

Yamaha Sounds of Summer Clinic

2020 Audition Information

The drumline consists of snares, tenors, basses, and front ensemble. Auditions will be held May 6, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. Note: all members of the drumline are required to wear hearing protection.

2019-2020 Spirit of the Carolinas Drumline

Joseph Van Hassel - Percussion Coordinator

Andrew Barlow - Drumline Instructor


Noah Anderson
Phillip Brown, section leader
Marc Garcia
Lucien Lopez
D’Nea Oliver


Devin Farmer
Michael Flowers
Aaron Scott, section leader

Bass Drum

Sarah Best
Alex Cottle                                                                                                                           
Nolan Cribb                                                                                                                                  
Amanda Smith, section leader
Broc Yelton


Ian Bierley
Caleb Gilbert, section leader
Damon Johnson

Front Ensemble

Alexis Branch, keyboard
Andrea Carter, bass, section leader
Angelica Copeland, auxiliary percussion
Benjamin Wells, drumset

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 joseph.vanhassel@uncp.edu.