The Angelo State University Percussion Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 13, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Marcelo Poleze

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open and free to the public. The Percussion Ensemble is comprised of more than 50 student musicians on various drums and other percussion instruments. 

Each of the student performers will be featured as soloists accompanied by the ensemble. The wide-ranging musical program includes selections by Bob Becker, Jacques and Andrew Philidor, Michael Udow, Anthony Cirone, Russell Peck and Nebjosa J. Zivkovic, as well as traditional Afro-Cuban drumming. 

The Percussion Ensemble is directed by Trent Shuey, ASU assistant director of bands. Comprising students with varying degrees of percussion experience, the ensemble performs a wide repertoire of music written specifically for percussion instruments. Membership is open to any current ASU student with a background in percussion. Two on-campus concerts are presented each year in addition to performances at public schools and community events.

With a commitment to providing members with a high-quality performance environment, as well as producing entertaining and educational programs for audiences, ASU Percussion Ensemble concerts regularly present a variety of musical selections. Various styles and instrumentations are represented, including landmark percussion ensemble compositions, works appropriated for percussion ensemble, music from cultures around the world, and cutting-edge new music.

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