Percussion Ensemble History

The History of the Daphne High School Competitive Percussion Ensemble
Established    
1998 as part of the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit in "SA" Marching class.
Moved to Open Class Concert in 2002
Director
Mark Foster - 1998 - Present

1998 
SA Marching Class - attended 2 competitions, won 0
Circuit Championships - Silver medal - 72.2 
Staff - Mark Foster

1999
SA Marching Class
Attended 2 shows and won 0
Circuit Championships - Silver Medal - 80.5
Staff - Mark Foster

2000
SA Marching Class
Attended 4 circuit competitions, won 2
Circuit Championships - Bronze medalist - 80.9
Staff - Mark Foster

2001
Just Having Fun
SA Marching Class
Attended 2 circuit shows won 0 and folded
Did not attend circuit championships
Staff - Mark Foster 

After a dismal year, changed classifications to the open concert class
the only concert class available in our circuit

2002
Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
We were the only unit in our class
Circuit Champions - Gold Medal - 84.65 (our First)
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - arranger

2003
Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - Gold Medal - 88.05 (2nd year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - arranger

2004

Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - 94.1 (3rd year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims - 84.0 - Champions - 84.9
Staff - Mark Foster

2005
Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 91.5 (4th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims - 89.7, Champions - 89.0
WGI World Championships - Prelims - 85.05, Bronze Medalist - 87.85
Staff/arranger - Mark Foster

2006

Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - 88.3 (5th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims - 79.4, Champions - 76.0
WGI World Championships Prelims - 85.6, Finalist - 90.1 - 5th place
Staff - Mark Foster
Arranger - John Dunlap

2007

Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 89.55 (6th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims - 85.6, Champions - 88.9
WGI South Regional, Nashville, TN - Prelims - 88.7, Champions - 89.3
did not attend WGI World Championships this year
Staff - Mark Foster

2008

Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 93.5 (7th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims - 85.0, Champion - 85.6
WGI World Championships - 91.3 - 5th place
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - Arranger

2009
RED 
Concert Open Class - attended 6 circuit shows and won 6 of them
Circuit Champions - 87.6 (8th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional - Prelims -  , Finals - 
WGI World Championships - Prelims, Finalist - 87.05 - 6th place
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - Arranger

2010
Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - 87.3 (9th year in a row)
WGI Pensacola Regional Prelims -  , Finalist 
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - Composer


2011
Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 91.7 (10th year in a row)
only unit in our class
Staff - Mark Foster


2012
Concert Open Class - attended 5 circuit shows and won 3 of them
2 were exhibition
Circuit Champions - 89.3 (11th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster

2013

Concert Open Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - 89.3 (12th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - arranger

2014
Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 91.8 (13th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster
John Dunlap - arranger


2015
Concert  Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 92.4 (14th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster, Josh Harper, Angela Palumbo, Jessica Foster, Ian Jones
John Dunlap - Arranger (The KING of all arrangers in my book)


2016
Concert Open Class - attended 3 circuit shows and won all 3 of them
Circuit Champions - 93.3 (15th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster, Jamar Dumas
Composition - Prelude to Paradise - Jacob Remington
John Dunlap - Arranger (again - the KING of all arrangers)


2017

Concert World Class - attended 4 circuit shows and won all 4 of them
Circuit Champions - 86.9 (16th year in a row)
Staff - Mark Foster
Composition - Danzon No. 2 - Arturo Marquez
John Dunlap - Arranger - the KING

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