FCC to Host Free Annual Percussion Day


FCC will host the 10th annual Percussion Day on Saturday, February 27, which will feature free performances and clinics for all those interested.

The day will be led by Greg Herron, adjunct faculty member and musician, and will run from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater.

“This is a high energy event that our community looks forward to every year,” said Greg Herron. “It’s a great opportunity to learn from experts and have a lot of fun whether you’re a percussionist enthusiast or a complete newcomer to percussion.” 

The schedule is as follows:

12 p.m. – The Thomas Johnson Middle School Percussion Ensemble will perform. This dynamic young group is comprised of some of the area's most talented youngsters and is directed by Christina Keown, the school’s band director.

12:30 p.m. – Dane Krich will lead a hand drumming clinic. The stage will be filled with hand drums, so everyone will have the chance to learn and play conga techniques and rhythms. No experience is necessary.

1:45 p.m. – Jazz great Frank Russo will lead a drum set clinic. Russo, who teaches at Towson University and has played with many big names in modern music, will demonstrate his solo drumming. The day will end with a set by Russo’s trio, which features Jonathan Epley on the guitar and Hamilton Price on bass.

Admission is free and there will be door prizes provided by Vic Firth Drumsticks and Remo Drum Heads.

For more information, contact Greg Herron at 443.621.8694.