Adams State Percussion Spectacular has the beat

(10-30-2009)

Photo by Jenna Bohnen

The Adams State College Music Department's Percussion Spectacular is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Richardson Hall Auditorium. Groove to the beats by 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.

Raising awareness on the international crisis of child soldiers, Professor James Doyle has composed a piece for hand drums, marimbas, and voice that will accompany a special visual presentation, during the first half of the program. The concert's multi-media presentation extends the theme and awareness initiated at Adams State's Convocation, in August. The book, "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" was a recommended read for incoming freshman and the Convocation speaker addressed the issue of child soldiers. 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.

Other highlights will 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, Jimmy Buffett, and much more. Come limbo the night away.

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.

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