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Sac State strikes a chord with percussion day


The Day of Percussion includes workshops and a concluding concert.



Strike it. Hit it. Bang it. Use a keyboard, sticks, mallets or even your hands. Just keep up the beat as Sacramento State hosts the Northern California Day of Percussion Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at Capistrano Hall.


There will be performances and workshops throughout the day and a closing concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring the world fusion group, Hands On’semble.


Cost is free for the morning and afternoon sessions. Tickets for the evening concert are $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors and will be available at the door.


There will be performances throughout the day from groups such as the Natomas Charter School Percussion Ensemble, and percussion groups from Sacramento and Fresno State and the UC Davis.


Clinics will be conducted by orchestral percussionist Anthony Cirone and marching percussion specialist Kevin Murray, and there will be an array of percussion instruments and music on display and for sale.


For more information, call (916) 278-7988 or e-mail For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.