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Caption Head - Battery - Open Class

About the Role

Job Description: Battery Caption Head for Rise Performing Arts Percussion Ensembles

Position: Battery Caption Head
Ensemble Types: The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO)

Job Summary:
Rise Performing Arts is seeking an exceptional Battery Caption Head to lead the battery sections of our new Marching Open percussion group: The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO). The Battery Caption Head will be responsible for providing artistic direction and guidance to the battery sections, ensuring a high level of musical and visual performance. They will work closely with the ensemble directors, staff, and members to uphold our commitment to excellence and achievement.

- Musical and Visual Direction: Offer comprehensive musical and visual direction to the battery sections of The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO) as assigned. Develop and refine performance techniques, dynamics, timing, and musicality specific to each ensemble.
- Rehearsal Planning and Execution: Strategize and conduct engaging and productive rehearsals for the battery sections, prioritizing individual and ensemble growth, musicality, and technical proficiency.
- Technique Instruction: Provide comprehensive instruction in proper technique and playing fundamentals to battery members, emphasizing the development of precision, control, and musical expression.
- Performance Preparation: Prepare the battery sections for competitions, showcases, and other performances by organizing drill and movement rehearsals, coordinating with the visual staff, and facilitating seamless integration of music and visuals.
- Evaluation and Feedback: Deliver constructive feedback and evaluation to individual battery members, identifying areas for improvement and offering guidance for technical and musical development.
- Sectional Staff Management: Supervise and mentor the instructional staff dedicated to the battery sections, ensuring their guidance, support, and professional development.
- Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with other caption heads, ensemble directors, and staff to foster a cohesive and unified artistic vision across Rise Performing Arts. Maintain open and effective communication with members, staff, and administration.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the artistic development of The Forge Percussion Ensemble. The Battery Caption Head will play a pivotal role in shaping the musical and visual identities of the battery sections and contribute to the overall success of these esteemed ensembles within Rise Performing Arts.


  • Extensive experience in indoor percussion, particularly in the battery section, with a proven track record of excellence.

  • In-depth knowledge of battery percussion techniques, musicality, and performance nuances relevant to The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO).

  • Strong leadership skills, inspiring and motivating members to reach their full potential.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with staff, members, and administration.

  • Experience in teaching and instructing individuals or ensembles, providing clear and constructive feedback.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic rehearsal and performance environment.

  • Availability to travel to competitions and events with Rise Performing Arts ensembles.

About the Company

About Us:
Rise Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in Denver, CO, dedicated to elevating the Marching Arts in Colorado. With a passionate commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement, we strive to provide exceptional educational and performance opportunities for students and performers of all ages and backgrounds. Our organization fosters a vibrant and inclusive environment where creativity, discipline, teamwork, and personal growth flourish.

At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the transformative power of the Marching Arts. Through our programs, including Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA), we empower individuals to push the boundaries of their artistic abilities. Our talented and dedicated instructors work closely with participants, imparting invaluable skills, instilling a strong work ethic, and nurturing a lifelong passion for music, movement, and performance.

As a nonprofit organization, we are deeply committed to making the Marching Arts accessible to all. We actively collaborate with schools, community organizations, and educators across Colorado, providing clinics, workshops, and resources to help enrich the marching arts programs throughout the region. By fostering a strong network of support and mentorship, we strive to create a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our community.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the Marching Arts in Colorado, cultivating an environment of innovation and excellence. With each performance, competition, and community event, we seek to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impression and igniting a love for the performing arts. At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the power of marching, music, and movement to shape lives, create memories, and uplift the human spirit. Join us as we continue to rise above expectations and elevate the Marching Arts to new heights in Colorado.

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