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Campbellsville University’s Percussion Ensemble

On Saturday April 18th, Campbellsville University is presenting their 4th annual Percussion Ensemble Festival in the Gosser Fine Arts Center. This is an all-day event open to everyone. It will start off with a clinic on auxiliary FUNdamentals presented by M. Jordan Williams at 10:15 am. Throughout the day there will be various clinics and master classes, several performances from high school percussion ensembles, and host performances from the Campbellsville University Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band. If you have never heard a live steel band before, here is your chance!

The featured clinician is the Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Bands at California University of Pennsylvania Dr. Marty Sharer. He previously taught at Campbellsville University where he was the assistant professor of music, director of percussion studies, director of the jazz ensemble and assistant director of the marching band. He is versatile as a performer, teacher, clinician, and conductor in percussion, jazz, and band. He will present his clinic at 3:45 pm and will be performing with the CU Percussion Ensemble at 8:00 pm.

There will be drawings for door prizes throughout the entire event. Prizes will be anything percussion related, such as sticks, mallets, method books, and practice pads.

Here is the Campbellsville University’s Percussion Ensemble performing To Brandon by Anders Astrand.

Here is the Campbellsville University’s Steel Band performing Samba el Gato by Shelly Irvine.

Admission is $5 and includes all-day access to the activities. The Campbellsville University Percussion Ensemble Festival is supported by the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.