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2005.02.22 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Nebraska Day of Percussion March 5 at UNO

Omaha - Drum roll, please.

The Nebraska Day of Percussion is set for Saturday, March 5, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).  The event, sponsored by the Nebraska Percussive Arts Society and the UNO Department of Music, will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the UNO campus.

Hundreds of percussionists from throughout the region are expected to attend the day's activities, which will feature clinics and performances by top-notch drummers and percussionists.  All interested members of the general public are invited to attend.

"If you're into drumming, UNO is definitely the place you'll want to be March 5," said event organizer Tomm Roland, coordinator of percussion studies and multicultural music at UNO.

Clinics on drumset, world drumming, concert percussion, marching percussion and keyboard percussion are scheduled.  The day's activities will culminate with an evening concert by Nancy Zeltsman, who is recognized as one of the world's leading concert marimbists.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

The day also will include vendor and percussion displays, along with chances to win prizes.

All-day tickets, which include the evening concert by Zeltsman, are $15 for the general public and $12 for percussive arts society members.  Tickets for the evening concert are $7 for the general public and $5 for percussive arts society members.

For more information or a complete schedule of events, contact Roland at (402) 554-3155 or troland@mail.unomaha.edu.

The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization.  It is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.  Established in 1961 as a nonprofit, music service organization, its mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.  Today, the society is 8,000-members strong with chapters located across the United States (including Puerto Rico), and 23 chapters in 19 other countries.

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