Whatcha Baion?

performed by the CGCC Percussion Ensemble

Whatcha Baion? for percussion ensemble
Publisher: temporarily out of print; scheduled for 2020 reissue by C. Alan Publications as part of their Ignite series
Composed: 2004
Duration: 2′
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation (9-13 players): bells, chimes, xylophone, marimba, timpani (3), hi-hat, wood block, bongos, snare drum, agogo bells, floor tom, bass drum

Written for the Santan Junior High percussion class, Whatcha Baion? was designed to be a flexible composition for junior high programs that desire to introduce students to percussion ensemble. This ensemble can be performed by players with a wide range of skill levels and utilizes instruments that are commonly found in junior high band rooms. It would also make a great addition to concerts by more experienced ensembles that need to quickly put together audience-friendly or “pop” style programs.


… very useful in a school training situation, and it is tuneful and rhythmically interesting enough to have audience appeal at any school performance. – F. Michael Combs
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.