The New England Percussion Ensemble specializes in presenting creative and energetic audience-interactive enrichment programs to youngsters.

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Uppermost comments from "LANGUAGE OF THE ANCIENTS" program. 
(Please scroll down for comments from December's "RING IN THE SEASON" program...)

"This is in the TOP 2 of over forty school assemblies that I've ever attended!  Find the money in your budget to bring them to your school!  It was educational as well as incredibly fun!"     Tara Murray, teacher, Pocasset Elementary School, Tiverton, RI

"New England Percussion Ensemble Wows Again!  Thanks again for another wonderful performance...  Second year in a row and new repertoire and educational info...  The kids were completely engaged...  Parents and staff could not be happier...  ...well worth it!"
Liz Puleo, music teacher / contact, Mayo Elementary School, Holden, MA 

"This was the best performance we've had at our school!  The kids were excited and engaged from start to finish.  It was such a great show that everybody enjoyed, including people just walking by.  Fantastic performance.  Thank you."
Janelle Conway, Baker Elementary School Extended Day Program, Chestnut Hill, MA

" favorite type of show...collaborative!!  Shows like yours break down the barriers and make great strides at showing children that everyone is a musician.  Bravo!"
Gina Cranford, PTO, Berlin Memorial School, Berlin, MA 

"The NEPE came to our after school program and it was a blast! .  The kids were engaged the entire time and the performance left them feeling inspired.  I will definitely be inviting the NEPE to come back."
Eric Rhem, Lextended Day Program, Bridge Elementary School, Lexington, MA

"A wonderful enrichment opportunity for your school and by far the BEST we had all year.  We already have booked NEPE for next year."
Lisa Paradis, parent contact person, Shamrock Elementary School, Woburn, MA

"This was a perfect show for a library: ...engaging, fun, inspiring, educational and interactive.  'Edutainment' at its finest!  ...we all agreed that NEPE is worth every penny!  Absolutely the best music program we have ever hosted!"        
Allison Pavao, Children's Librarian, Harmony Public Library, Glocester, RI

The following three entries from our recent visit to Berlin Memorial School, Berlin, MA...

"New England Percussion Ensemble was quite simply the BEST cultural event we have ever had at Berlin Memorial School.  Funny, witty, educational, unique, well paced and it held the children's attention for the entire hour.  Do not wait to hire NEPE for your next school assembly.  Do it now!  You will not regret it.  This was fundraising money well spent." - Gina Cranford, PTO, Berlin Memorial School, Berlin, MA

"The show today was wonderful.  Best show in years by far!" - Janet Lamy, Berlin Memorial School, Berlin, MA

"The music was rich, the presentation was accessible to young and old.  Cannot recommend this group highly enough!" -
John Campbell, principal, Berlin Memorial School, Berlin, MA

---and more from other schools...

" 'Fantastic!' raved one teacher.  'The students were so engaged!', 'It really connected to our sound unit in science,' noted others.  The NEPE presentation was the perfect way to jump start enthusiasm surrounding the revitalization of our school music program.  This experiential learning opportunity allowed students to observe, listen, participate, laugh and learn in authentic way." - Ashley Prickel, music teacher & conductor, J.A. Parker Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

"What an engaging performance!  Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed every single minute!  We thank you for teaching us about music history and music cultures all around the world! - Rosemary Stein, principal, Lonsdale Elementary School, Lincoln, RI

"BRAVO to the New England Percussion Ensemble for the terrific family concert you presented in Greenwich (CT).  What a superb combination of fascinating information and fabulous music you provided.  The rapt attention and wide smiles throughout the audience said it all - you had the parents and children alike enthralled.  Wonderful!"  - Shelly Cryer, producer, Greenwich Arts Council "Curiosity Concerts"

"Your performance through the Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts was fantastic!  My son was so inspired he came home, pulled out every bucket, cookie tin and drum we have and has been playing percussion all afternoon.  Thank you so much for sharing your talent, creativity and knowledge with the families of Greenwich, CT."  - Martha Liebowitz

"WE NEEDED THAT!  After all the testing was done our students enjoyed this refreshing show by these fabulous men!  We greatly appreciate our PTO bringing in such a dynamic show...  A special thank you to New England Percussion for their efforts in putting on 3 shows which were each magnificent!"  - Renee Kostka, principal, Northwest Elementary School, Leominster, MA


"NEPE has been to the Cunningham School multiple times, and each year the kids have a blast.  What a great way to encourage the love of music." - Abigail Callahan, contact person, Cunningham Elementary School, Milton, MA - (we've been invited there 8 times...)

"It was the perfect balance of music history, holiday singing and cheer!  We've had NEPE for at least TEN visits, and I am confident they will be back!" - Diane Carreiro, principal, Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton, MA

"It was a great show!  The kids were engaged and excited, and my kids came home from school wanting to make percussion instruments.  It was a great mix of educational and entertaining.  I would bring them back again!  Thank you for a great program!"  - Kerry Brennan Behrens, parent, Proctor Elementary School, Northborough, MA

"This was a fantastic show!  I would highly recommend this performance."  - Beatrice Beagan, contact person, John Wickes Elementary School, Warwick, RI

"Congratulations on your wonderful new website which reflects the excellence you display in your musical and educational work!" - Maria McCleskey, Waxweiler, Germany