Published April 09, 2015

‘A Night of Percussion’

The inaguration week beat will go on with Dahl Chapel performance on April 16
Monmouth College will host “A Night of Percussion” on Thursday, April, 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
 
Free and open to the public, the program will include a traditional snare solo, marching drum solos, multiple percussion solo and ensembles, a mallet ensemble and a few Boomwhacker selections. The concert will be presented by members of the Monmouth College Drum Club (MCDC), a new campus organization this year under the direction of music instructor Jordan Van Dyke.
 
Soloists will include senior Joy Meyer of Maynard, Iowa, with a multiple percussion solo, sophomore Delaney Havens of Fulton on marching snare, sophomore Carley Folluo of Davenport, Iowa, on marching tenor and freshman pipe band drummer Cameron Bolley of Clarkston, Mich., on traditional snare. Freshman Eric Rodriguez of Chicago will perform on the drum set, and Van Dyke will play a marching snare solo. Along with the solos, there will be six ensemble selections.
 
The percussion ensemble course at Monmouth College is in its second year of revival under Van Dyke, who also heads the drum line during marching band season and now conducts the Monmouth College Concert Band.
 
“Jordan has done a great job since he’s been at Monmouth,” said Meyer. “Our drum line is making changes for the better. Expect big things this next marching band season.”
 
More information on the MCDC is available from Meyer by e-mail at jcmeyer@monmouthcollege.edu or by phone at 563-380-0629.
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