Traditional Caribbean Music to be Showcased

The Department of Music will host its Spring Percussion Extravaganza at 8 p.m. May 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

This event will be the biggest percussion event of the year and will feature guest marimba soloist, junior Angela Hilton, winner of the 2013 Michael Hooley Memorial Percussion Award, along with the Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble I and Truman Steel, the University Steel Band. Both performing ensembles will be directed by Michael Bump, director of percussive studies.

The concert will include several traditional calypsos and socas from Trinidad and Tobago, the country in which steel pan originates. Additionaly, Truman Steel will premiere a piece arranged by Bump.

Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information, contact Bump at 660.785.4052 or