drumline on sideline

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.

2023 Audition Information

The drumline consists of snares, tenors, and basses. Auditions will be held on campus on Wednesday, May 3; more information can be found by clicking here.

2023-2024 "Spirit of the Carolinas" Drumline

Dr. Joseph Van Hassel -- percussion coordinator

Mr. Isaac Pyatt -- drumline instructor

Oscar Bennett IV -- percussion captain

The MPE rehearses and performs with the UNCP marching band Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:35 to 6:00 and occasionally performs separately from the marching band at campus events. Anyone who is interested in auditioning for the drumline please contact Joseph Van Hassel at (910) 522-5705, or at joseph.vanhassel@uncp.edu.