Percussion Ensemble Performs Thursday

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Percussion Ensemble will give a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, on the university’s Huntington campus.

 The group, under the direction of Steven Hall, coordinator of percussion, will perform selections ranging in style from ragtime to Afro-Cuban.

“This performance is a wonderful opportunity to hear a wide variety of interesting and exotic percussion music played by a talented and dedicated group of university students,” Hall said.  He added the program covers a wide musical and ethnic range, including a large-scale composition, “Stained Glass,” which was inspired by the beauty and color of stained glass; an Afro-Cuban-inspired selection titled “Joaquin On Sunshine” and a ragtime piece featuring xylophone soloist Mike Cochran.

The percussionists in the ensemble are primarily music education and performance students specializing in percussion at Marshall.  However, the ensemble is open to any Marshall student with percussion experience, according to Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public. For further information about this concert or music at Marshall University, please call 304-696-3117 or e-mail Hall at