Hickory – The Piedmont Percussion Program is accepting new students starting January 12, at the Salt Block. P3 is an award winning music program for percussionists ages 5-18 and is directed by Rick Cline, professor of percussion at LRU and CVCC, assistant director of the Hickory Music Factory, and local musician. The program is designed to teach drummers how to become well rounded percussionists with a broad exposure to a large variety of percussion instruments, and through playing and performing as a group at Oktoberfest, elementary schools, the NC day of percussion and fall/spring concerts. The Pandemic Steel drum band meets from 4-4:45.

Age groups for P3 are divided up as follows: 3-4pm High School and advanced middle school, 4-4:45 elementary school aged 4:45-5:45 middle school aged. P3 meets on Sundays from Jan 12- April 5.

For more information visit www.piedmontpercussionprogram.org or text 828-320-2959.