Percussion Concert

By: Nicole Plowright

Alamosa—Tuesday November 10 at 8:00 p.m. the percussion beats of the Adams State Percussion Ensemble, the ASC Drum Line, the San Luis Valley Community Steel Drum Band, and the Rocky Mountain Pan Handlers Steel Drum Band can be heard in Richardson Hall. Percussion studio student Brian Richenson says, “This concert will be no exception to the high quality performances of these percussion students, and I look forward to this concert and all others”. He also says that “there is a wide variety of percussion students who all have different backgrounds. Each person brings something exciting to the table”.

Music for the evening will include a piece written for marimbas, hand drums, and voice by Professor James Doyle, in awareness for child soldiers. This piece will also include a visual presentation to accompany the music. Other pieces of the evening include the percussion ensemble performing works from the traditional to the novel, the drum line bringing the audience to its feet with rousing 2009 street beats, the steel drum bands transforming Richardson Auditorium into an aural setting of the Caribbean with traditional works by Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett.

Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students and is free to AS&F and Friends of Music. For more information, please contact 719-587-7621. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Child Soldiers Initiative, a partnership to build the will, knowledge, collaboration, and tools necessary to eradicate the use of child soldiers. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet