History

Rise Percussion was founded in the Fall of 2012 to create more performance opportunities in the Colorado percussion community. Originally intended to be a stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities for our performers, it became clear early on that Rise was growing into something special. In 2015, we expanded to form Rise Performing Arts – a 501c3 nonprofit focused on helping performers build their skills and master their craft through elevated performance.

Rise Performing Arts currently is home to two competitive winter percussion ensembles (Rise Percussion and Rise2) and one competitive winterguard (Rise Winterguard).

Explore your favorite Rise show below!

Rise Percussion

2014 – The Storm

RMPA PIW Gold Medal – 87.625

2015 – Heartless

RMPA PIW Silver Medal – 86.325

2016 – The Journey

WGI PIO 7th Place & Fan Favorite – 91.025

RMPA PIW Silver Medal – 81.825

2017 – Whispers

WGI PIO Silver Medal & Fan Favorite – 96.388

RMPA PIO Gold Medal – 85.75

2018 – Scars

WGI PIW 17th Place – 83.925

RMPA PIW Gold Medal – 89.0

2019 – The Guests

WGI PIW Prelims – 82.9

RMPA PIW Silver Medal – 86.15

2020 – The Unknown

WGI Denver Regional PIW Second Place – 82.65

Rise Winterguard

2015 – Uptown Funk

2016 – Disco Fever

2017 – By The River

2018 – Sun Prayer

2019 – Concrete Canvas

2020 – The Coven

Rise2

2018 – Wild

RMPA PIO Silver Medal – 80.85

2019 – Lost

RMPA PIO Silver Medal – 83.125

2020 – Molded

WGI Denver Regional PIO First Place – 77.2