Centenary Percussion Ensemble fall concert is December 6

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

The stage will be completely filled with percussion instruments, ranging from hand-held castanets, to tam-tams, special effects, a drum set, and a choir of marimbas. Listeners will hear music from the circus, the symphony hall, some body percussion, a dramatic snare drum solo, and Christmas carols.

The percussion ensemble is under the direction of Chandler Teague, adjunct professor of percussion at Centenary. Teague also serves as the principal timpanist and percussionist of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Shreveport Opera, principal timpanist of the Longview Symphony and performs with the Marshall and South Arkansas Symphonies. He also teaches percussion at Grambling State University and was the timpanist of the Breckenridge Summer Music Festival for over 25 years.

Centenary’s six-member percussion ensemble consists of percussion majors, vocalists, athletes, and other instrumentalists. Participation is open to all students at Centenary College, subject to an audition.

“Our concerts are designed to challenge the student performers – in a small chamber ensemble, everyone has to contribute and we are always working on new sounds and techniques,” said Teague. “This process isn’t easy, but it is fun and rewarding for the students and for the audience.”

Students interested in auditioning for the percussion ensemble should contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.


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