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2008.04.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: : Jaime D. Ishii - University Relations
phone: 402.201.7798 - email: jishii@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Music Department Draws on Beatles’ Music Inspiration for Fundraiser

Omaha - The music of the Beatles has inspired this year’s “Rocksemble,” a concert by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Percussion Ensemble on Wednesday, April 23.

Paired with guest performers, the cast of Yesterday & Today, the UNO Percussion Ensemble hopes to entertain with songs of yesterday, raise money for instrument purchase and fund a trip to Japan set for next year. The concert starts at 8 p.m., in the Strauss Performing Arts Center on UNO’s campus.

Billy McGuigan and his brothers are featured in the Yesterday & Today group, which headlined last summer at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The group’s all request Beatles show had a successful run.

“This is a sequel concert to last year’s successful “Rocksemble,” said Thomas Roland, professor of music at UNO. “This is a chance for our Percussion Ensemble to work with a professional group, raise funds to support their trip, not to mention play some of the most popular songs of a legendary group.”

General admission for the show is $25, $15 for students. For more information, please call Thomas Roland at 554.3155

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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