I joined this group a little while ago and forgot that I never posted a discussion, lol. I've been officially composing music for about four years now and I'm the principal percussionist of my high school. I've written a mallet quartet piece called "The Ticking Clock" which was accepted into a state composer's competition during my sophomore year; I went back later and wrote a follow up to that piece called "The End", which is a mallet quintet piece that has never been played before. Eventually, I'd like to write more of these mallet compositions and turn them into one conjoined piece or something! Let me know what you think!