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Percussion concert to honor UNI women's basketball season

April 15, 2011

Randy Hogancamp, associate professor of percussion, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2228,

Caroline Boehmer, administrative assistant, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music's Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, Winter Drum Line, West African Drum Ensemble and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko Drum Ensemble), conducted by Randy Hogancamp, UNI associate professor of percussion, will perform at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25, in Davis Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus.

The Kaji-Daiko and West African Drum ensembles will present traditional Taiko music (featuring guest Taiko artist Andrew Seiffert) as well as Ga and Malinke music. The Marimba Ensemble will perform popular works such as "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius" from the musical "Hair" and "Got to Get You Into My Life" by Lennon and McCartney, with guest artists Dan Hummel and Dennis Johnson on drum set.

The concert will feature a UNI Percussion Team performance of a piece titled "Ballet for Bouncing Balls" by Montgomery Hatch. The piece, performed by percussionists bouncing various-sized basketballs, will be dedicated to coach Tanya Warren and the 2010-2011 UNI women's basketball team.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on this or other School of Music events and activities, contact Caroline Boehmer at 319-273-2028 or