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Caption Head - Front Ensemble - A Class

About the Role

Job Description: Front Ensemble Caption Head for Rise Performing Arts Percussion Ensembles

Position: Front Ensemble Caption Head
Ensemble Types: The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA)

Job Summary:
Rise Performing Arts is seeking TWO exceptional Front Ensemble Caption Heads to lead the front ensemble sections for two of our esteemed percussion ensembles: The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), and Signal Percussion (PISA). The Front Ensemble Caption Heads will be responsible for providing artistic direction and guidance to the front ensemble 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 front ensemble sections of The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO) or Signal Percussion (PISA). 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 front ensemble sections, prioritizing individual and ensemble growth, musicality, and technical proficiency.
- Technique Instruction: Provide comprehensive instruction in proper technique and playing fundamentals to front ensemble members, emphasizing the development of precision, control, and musical expression.
- Performance Preparation: Prepare the front ensemble sections for competitions, showcases, and other performances by organizing rehearsals, coordinating with the visual staff, and facilitating seamless integration of music and visuals.
- Equipment and Instrumentation: Collaborate with the staff and administration to determine the appropriate equipment and instrumentation needed for the front ensemble sections, ensuring a high-quality and cohesive sound production.
- Evaluation and Feedback: Deliver constructive feedback and evaluation to individual front ensemble 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 front ensemble 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 (PIO) or Signal Percussion (PISA). The Front Ensemble Caption Head will play a pivotal role in shaping the musical and visual identities of the front ensemble sections and contribute to the overall success of these esteemed ensembles within Rise Performing Arts.


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

  • In-depth knowledge of front ensemble percussion techniques, musicality, and performance nuances relevant to The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), or Signal Percussion (PISA).

  • 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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