The percussion ensemble was formed as a direct result of the Percussion project in the Girvan cluster which was started in the first year of the Youth Music Initiative (YMI). It has been an outstanding success in an area which is geographically challenged. The older pupils in the ensemble have progressed through from P 5/6, when they received YMI support for this project, and now are at the end of their school career having been inspired to continue all the way through secondary. Council funding allows the continuation through secondary education and has also supported the running of the group. They have recently returned from a very successful trip to Paris, along with the South Ayrshire Jazz Band.