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JMU Percussion Ensemble

Monday, April 28 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK

The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by William C. Rice and Dr. Michael Overman, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. They were selected to perform a feature concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Philadelphia. Most recently, the ensemble created two podcast videos featured on the VicFirth website, and toured Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The ensemble was chosen to perform the keynote concert at the 2003 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. In 2004, the group won the small ensemble contest at PASIC held in Nashville, Tenn. In the spring of 2006, 2007 and 2009, they won the NABBA Adult Class Percussion Ensemble Contest held in Louisville, Ky. The JMU Percussion Ensemble is an “all Zildjian” ensemble and proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks.


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