Concert Percussion Ensemble Invited to Festival

The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble I, under the direction of Michael Bump, professor of music, has been honored with an invitation to be the featured ensemble at the Missouri Percussion Arts Festival for the second time, March 2-3 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Mo.

The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble will perform the featured evening performance, showcasing a wide variety of traditional, world/ethnic and contemporary percussion music for large and small percussion ensembles. Between Concert Percussion Ensembles I & II, there are 23 student performers, both music majors and non-majors.

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Members of Truman's Percussion ensembles.

This is the 5th annual Missouri Percussion Arts Festival, which draws high school through professional-level musicians from all over the country to compete in solo competitions, participate in performance and educational clinics as well as visit with representatives of the percussion instrument manufacturing industry.

In addition to the Percussion Arts Festival performance, the Truman ensemble will also be performing recruiting concerts at high schools in the Springfield, Mo., area.