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Percussion Ensembles

UNA has 3 concert percussion ensembles and a World Percussion Ensemble during the year. The Percussion Group is a smaller ensemble selected by audition. The Percussion Ensemble is a larger ensemble consisting of primarily percussion majors. The Percussion Orchestra is a large ensemble featuring many non percussion majors. The World Percussion Ensemble is open to any UNA student.  The groups perform several concerts both on and off of campus during the year. In addition the Percussion Group is available for performances for various schools in the region.

Upcoming Concerts

Percussion Ensembles, March 2, 2017

Percussion Ensemble/Percussion Orchestra, April 24, 2017

Percussion Group, April 25, 2017

Past Concerts

Dynamic Duos 3, November 8, 2016

They Can’t Take That Away from Me ...............................George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Anders Astrand Braden Sharp, marimba Galin Taylor, vibraphone
Recital Duo ..............................................................................Dan Knipple (b. 1956) Greyson Wilkins, drum set Tyler Thomas, drum set
In Tandem .................................................................................Josh Gottry (b. 1974) Lucas Hurst, marimba/percussion Tyler Quattlebaum, marimba/percussion
Double Flanging 1 ...............................................................Leander Kaiser (b. 1961) Kyle Blair, drum set Adam Herford, drum set
Songs from the Infinite Plane (World Premiere).............Brett William Dietz (b. 1972) II. With Her Davon Coleman, vibraphone Logan McCoy, marimba
V. Darkness
Ashton McKinney, vibraphone Tyler Byars, marimba
VIII. Dark Moon
Will Whetzel, marimba Hollie Jo Carr, vibraphone
V. Darkness
Gabriel Goodloe, vibraphone Eli Head, marimba
IX. All One to Me
Lily Mitchell, marimba Nathan Robinson, vibraphone
XI. Eleventh XII. Holmium 67
Richard Crowder, marimba Angelo Sandoval, vibraphone
Plato’s Cave ......................................................................Casey Cangelosi (b. 1982) Jeremy Smith, floor (Jacob) Steven Strom, floor (Maria)
CaDance ................................................................................ Andrew Pape (b. 1955) Mark Anthony Gajewski II, percussion Zack O’Bryant, percussion

January 22, 2016 8 am AMEA Performance
Rancho Jubilee - Andrew Beall
2+1 - Ivan Trevino
Trio Per Uno mvt 1 - Nebojsa Zivkovic
Second Thoughts - Evan Chapman
Higuita - Stephen Whibley
72 Pan Style - Greg Gumina (world Premiere with Randolph Middle School Percussion Ensemble)

March 3, 2016 Percussion Ensemble Old and New
Ionisation - Edgard Varese
Tannhauser - Richard Wagner, arr. Musser
Portico - Thomas Gauger
Third Construction - John Cage
180 - Michael Burritt - Premiere
World Premiere - Sam Merciers

April 25, 2016 Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Orchestra
Like Gold, Through Airy Lightness Beat -  Sam Merciers
Portico - Thomas Gauger
Pilgrims Chorus - Richard Wagner
Clapping Music Variations - Glenn Kotche

April 26, 2016 Percussion Group
Third Construction - John Cage
Fractalia - Owen Clayton Condon
Second Thoughts - Evan Chapman
Lightwaves - David MacBride
180 - Michael Burritt

November 10, 2015 Dynamic Duos 2
As One - Gene Koshinski
2+1 - Ivan Trevino
Song and Dance - Gene Koshinski
Vertical River - Blake Tyson
Music for Pieces of Wood - Steve Reich/ arr. Bradle
Interlock - Richard Levan
Diamond Hill - Marc Woolridge
Kaleidoscope Eyes: for two African Marimbas - Andreas Schwarz 
Histoire du Tango - Astor Piazolla

April 28, 2015 – PMC Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Orchestra

Clave and Sons – Eric Rath
Low Tide – Ralph Hicks 
Class Percussion Cadence – Richard Crowder (b. 1994)
Richard Crowder, Conductor

Six Marimbas – Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Dance Mix – Gregg Koyle (b. 1962)
Lines: Withheld – Thad Anderson (b. 1980)
Fanfare for Tambourines – John Alfieri (b. 1953)
A Garden of Weeds – Clif Walker (b.

April 27, 2015 – UNA Percussion Group and Guests Russellville High School Percussion Ensemble
Stormbreak – Jim Cassella (b. 1970)
Stompin’ Grounds - Bela Fleck (b.1958)  & Victor Wooten (b. 1964)  / arr. John Hearnes
Russellville HS Percussion Ensembles

Drumming Part I– Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Metavita – Casey Cangelosi (b. 1982)
SparkleFrog – Adam Silverman (b. 1973) World Premiere
Trio Per Uno – Nebojsa Zivkovic (b. 1962)
Catching Shadows – Ivan Trevino (b. 1983)

March 1, 2015 - Dynamic Duos

Nagoya Marimbas Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Strange Dreams Nathan Daughtrey (b. 1975)
2 Part Invention number 8 JS Bach (1685-1750)
Rhythm Strip Askell Masson (b. 1953)
They Can't Take That Away From Me George Gershwin (1989-1937) arr. Anders Astrand
Perk Nate Anderson (b. 1987)
Edge of the World Nathan Daughtrey (b. 1975)
In the History of Man Ben Wahlund (b. 1977)
Catching Shadows Ivan Trevino (b. 1983)

December 2, 2014 - Percussionpalooza
Drumming Part 1 Steve Reich (b.1936) 
Strive to Be Happy Ivan Trevino (b. 1983) 
Living Room Music John Cage (1912-1992) 
My Lady White m. 1 David Maslanka (b.1943) 
Jam Box Ron Coulter (b.1978) 
A Minute of News Eugene Novotney (b.1960) 
Akadinda Trio Emmanuel Sejourne (b. 1951) 
Claire de Lune Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 
Hoo Daiko Robert Damm (b. 1964) 
Suite number 1 for Cello JS Bach (1685-1750)
Drumming Murray Gusseck/arr. TRW 
Funeral Band of Horses arr. Shelby Shelton 
2014 UNA Production “Temptation” Jones/Albert