Glenville WV - The annual Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th at 7: 00 p.m. both evenings Tickets for the Friday show are already sold out, but seats remain open for the Thursday performance.

The ensemble is composed of a wide variety of percussion instruments. The band members have to be proficient in playing a wide array of these instruments in order to perform the elaborate routines performed during the show.

The percussion ensemble members have been practicing twice a week for the past two months. They have met for four hours every Thursday evening, and seven hours each Sunday. As the event grows closer, the band will add a third weekly practice, and eventually a fourth until they begin daily practice for the first two weeks of the month of April.

"The excitement and loyalty of our audience keeps us motivated to maintain this schedule," said GSC Associate Professor of Music John McKinney. "This will be the 33rd year of the Percussion Ensemble and we look forward to sharing great music and entertainment with all in attendance." McKinney elaborated on the band members. "The group is a mixture of current GSC students and GSC alumni. It makes for a great educational mix of students studying to make a living in music and those who are doing so now. The sharing of musical experiences is excellent."

There will also be daytime concerts on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th for West Virginia public school students.

For more information, to reserve seats for Thursday, April 11th, or to be added to the Friday, April 12th waiting list, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-4130.

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