The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

Code of Conduct

    The primary objectives of the World Percussion Group are rooted in the desire to provide an opportunity for aspirant young percussionists to advance their careers through exposure to ‘real life’, professional performance settings. The successful fulfilment of these aims relate to the group’s ability to present themselves, both musically and personally, as a professional ensemble. The code of conduct outlined here ensures that members behave in a suitable way as to promote the WPG in a consistently positive manner.

    World Percussion Group members agree to:

    1.1 Prepare for rehearsals, clinics and performances in a professional manner befitting of the high standards expected.

    1.2 Attend sessions punctually and with all necessary resources in hand. 

    1.3 Help equally with any logistical duties that may arise, e.g. helping support social media promotion and day to day running of the tour.

    1.4 Interact with each other in a positive manner, avoiding the use of aggressive or abusive language; employing a mature approach to conflict resolution.

    1.5 When interacting with the percussion community, WPG members should always speak honestly of the ensemble and interact in a manner appropriate to the particular context of the setting.

    1.6 Avoid excessive use of alcohol. Alcohol consumption is not permitted by any members before any professional engagement. No member will consume illegal substances at any point on the tour.

    1.7 Attempt to maintain a positive, enthusiastic outlook. At times, touring is a gruelling experience with potential for prolonged periods of tiredness. The WPG, as organisers, endeavour to create an exciting, well structured and stimulating series of challenges for the touring party, but we would seek to encourage a positive response to inevitable times of hardship.

    Failure to comply with the terms detailed within this code of conduct may result in expulsion from the World Percussion Group without refund of any prior fees paid by ensemble members or soloists.