Civitas Independent is an indoor percussion ensemble based out of Rock Hill, South Carolina. The group is not only educationally sound, but will make a dramatic and positive influence on the students and staff that are involved in the program. Usually its purpose is similar to that of a sports team:

- To learn how to play and perform

- To strive for excellence

- To develop teamwork

- To learn sportsmanship

- To achieve the highest possible ranking in your competitive circle

- To interact with peers from other communities

- To entertain

Indoor percussion has become a completely unique activity that combines many of the best elements of a jazz band, symphonic ensemble, marching band, theater production, stage musical, and sports team. These multiple influences combine to create a completely unique performing arts experience. Thus, indoor percussion is a blend of multiple co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that produces “The Sport of the Arts.”