In 2009, the Dripping Springs Band Boosters hosted its first Percussion Contest with 14 bands competing at the stadium at the Dripping Springs Middle School. This highly regarded, well-attended contest, now known as Thunder in the Hills, is held annually on the third Saturday of September. Contest participation has grown considerably with 24 incredibly talented percussion units from Austin, San Antonio and Houston competing in 2016. This year the contest will be at the new Tiger Stadium at Dripping Springs High School on Saturday, Sept. 16. Come join us at our new venue as we celebrate the Percussive Prowess of the drumline units as they create Thunder in Hills.

The Dripping Springs Band Boosters raise money through this event through sponsorships, gate proceeds and concessions sales.

For more information about the contest or sponsorship opportunities, please contact our VP of Fundraising or visit the official Percussion Contest page. If you are interested in volunteering at this great event, please click here.