Percussion One, a 501(c)3 foundation, was founded in 1994 by Lamar D. Burkhalter.  Percussion One provides percussive instruction, education and performance opportunities for percussionists at many levels. Each ensemble highlights the organization's percussive arts education and exemplary standard of citizenship.


Education Objectives

  • Improving and Expanding Percussion and Music Skills
  • Providing Scholarships
  • Broadening Musical Perspectives
  • Achieving Excellence
  • Learning to Accept Constructive Criticism
  • Improving Time Management
  • Building Character


Performance Objectives

  • Providing for Local, National and International Exposure
  • Building Confidence in Musical and Performance Skills
  • Improving Concentration and Focus through Performance
  • Building Performance and Personal Discipline
  • Developing Team Oriented Attitudes
  • Expanding Self Esteem through Performance
  • Soliciting Participants in Diverse Communities


Outreach Objectives

  • Contributing to Community Development through Performances
  • Providing Unity Within and Among Communities
  • Focusing on Educational and Health Related Partnerships
  • Creating Partnerships with other Non Profit Organizations
  • Creating Possibilities for Diverse Communities to experience Music and Percussion