Fall Percussion Ensemble story


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Arrow 2012 Issue Oct. 17-23, 2012

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Fall Percussion Ensemble story

  1. 1. Â 6 ARROW • week of Oct. 17 - 23, 2012 READ ONLINECREATE Pianist Valentina Igoshina performed the second concert in the Sundays at Three concert series. Find the full story at southeastArrow.com/entertainment.+​PERCUSSION performanceGOLDEN EAGLES MARCHING BAND DRUMLINE JOINS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE FOR FIRST PERFORMANCE OF FALLFall Percussion Ensemblemusicians to play paper bagsand 100 other instruments Morales-Matos at the beginning and endingANDREA GILS of the first half of the performance.COPY EDITOR According to Mizicko, 25 students will close the second part of the performance with theThe Southeast Missouri State University Per- percussion of “La Vida Es un Carnaval,” recor-cussion Ensemble will play unconventional ded by the Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz.instruments and have a special guest appea- Other songs include pop song “Moves Likerance by the Southeast Golden Eagles Mar- Jagger” by Maroon 5, rock song “Carry onching Band drumline and front ensemble this Wayward Son” by Kerry Livgren and classicalfall. piece “Introduction and Allegro” by Richard The faculty organizer of this performance Schory.is Dr. Shane Mizicko. In one of the pieces, “Quartet for Paper Mizicko is an associate professor of music, Bags” by Larry Spivack, four students will per-director of the Golden Eagles Marching Band form with paper bags.drumline and director of the Fall Percussion “One person has a very small paper bag, a Christopher Whited, left, and Shelby Ratliff, right, rehearse for the Fall PercussionEnsemble. medium-size bag, a medium-large [bag] and Ensemble performance. Photo by Nathan Hamitlon According to Mizicko, this year’s Percus- the fourth a big shopping bag, just tappingsion Ensemble is made up of 35 students who on the bag and air blowing in them,” Mizicko roll,” and the feeling for Latin music does not Performance Hall.are mostly music performance and music said. “It’s a novelty kind of piece and to show run in the blood. Tickets cost $10 for the general public andeducation majors. The 35 students will com- you have percussion in almost anything and Mizicko added that when people go to the $3 for students with a Southeast ID and canbine to play over 100 instruments during the it’s an easy setup, it’s a simple little bag just on River Campus they see that every piece has a be purchased at the River Campus Box Office.performance. stage.” different instrumentation. For more information, contact the River Cam- Students rehearsed two or three times per Students also will play wood blocks, bon- “People are walking up the stage after the pus Box Office at 573-651-2265.week beginning the second week of classes gos, congas, vibes, xylophones, shakers, concert to look up instruments and ask them- The Southeast Percussion Associationdepending on their schedules. agogo bells, triangles, gongs, rainsticks, selves what’s a shaker, and [they] look around accepts contributions to support events “There are very elaborate parts .... one stu- djembe, shekere, bamboo wind chimes and to see who’s playing that weird sound,” like the Percussion Ensemble, off-campusdent could be responsible for four, five, six other instruments. Mizicko said. outreach and collaborative performances,instruments, and that’s what makes it very “All the music we play is all notated just like “If someone hasn’t been [to a percussion percussion instrument maintenance andinteresting and exciting,” Mizicko said. an orchestra would read,” Mizicko said. “All, concert], people are usually amazed because purchases and guest artists’ visits. The music repertoire is varied, including even [the] paper bag is notated.” there are literally hundreds of instruments.” People who wish to make donations can doLatin-based pieces entitled “Sweet Rio” by Mizicko said that it is hard to teach and The Percussion Ensemble will take place so by contacting Dr. Mizicko via semofoun-Arthur Lipner and “Bomba É” by Rolando feel the beat when Americans are too “rock ‘n’ at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Donald C. Bedell dation.org. SUBMIT YOUR STORIES TO SOUTHEAST ARROW AND GET RECOGNIZED. IT’S SIMPLE! Visit us at our share page on www.southeastarrow.com and tell us Who, When, Where and What. “We want to hear from everyone: student organizations, greek chapters, even photos of friends at events.” GET YOUR VOICE HEARD.A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741