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Monmouth students contribute to selections for Percussion Ensemble concert

An original composition, two student arrangements and a special guest will be among the highlights of a Monmouth College Percussion Ensemble concert on April 11.

Free and open to the public, the concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.

“Collisions,” an original composition for percussion by Sean Klink ’18 of Viola, Ill., will be presented, as well as arrangements by Emily Malecha ’19 of Libertyville, Ill., and Carley Folluo ’17 of Davenport, Iowa.

Malecha’s arrangement is based on the marimba solo “City Streets” by John Pollard, while Folluo’s is a marimba duet entitled “Thunderstruck,” which she will perform with Mackenzie Fletcher ’20 of Newark, Ill. Malecha will also perform a vibraphone solo, and Oscar Diaz ’19 of Chicago will perform a marimba solo.

Diaz, Folluo and the ensemble’s director, Jordan Van Dyke, will perform “Sonata for Timpani” by John R. Beck in three movements.

The concert will conclude with an original collaboration titled “F Blues,” featuring faculty member Richard Johnston on the blues harmonica.