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Experience music from ‘All Around the World’ at percussion ensemble concert

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Percussion is hosting a concert Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Their concert will feature 19 songs under the theme ‘All Around the World’.

Featuring 19 songs under the theme ‘All Around the World’, percussion is hosting its ensemble concert Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  

From Taiko drumming from Japan to Carnatic music from South India, the theme encompasses a variety of instruments and musical pieces from around the world.

“Since we are such a diverse program, it allows us to play a diverse variety of music,” senior Maggie Wang said.

In preparation for the concert, students have been practicing as a group and individually. Sophomore Rohan Bansai looks forward to seeing his and his peers’ hard work pay off.

“It’s been a lot of individual practicing and making final tweaks to really do justice to the pieces,” Bansai said. “Everyone’s put in so much effort. I’m so excited to show everyone what we’ve been working on.”

This will be the last concert of their high school career for seniors. Despite being a bittersweet moment, the concert will be a way for them to showcase their journey as percussionists.

“This being my last concert of high school is definitely a really bittersweet moment,” senior Yuktha Perneti said. “It’s sad, but it’s also really rewarding considering all the work we’ve been through for the past four years. This last concert is a way to reflect on everything that’s happened for the past seven years.”

In addition to showing off their hard work, Bansai looks forward to sharing his passion for music with his peers. 

“Honestly, the favorite part of the concert is the actual playing,” Bansai said. “That’s the reason I joined percussion in the first place, to do what I love with the people I love. There’s just something about looking at each other while performing, free and carefree but heavy, the bittersweet sense of finality.”

Perneti hopes to make her last concert a good memory. 

“I’m looking forward to making this a very good memory since it is my final concert,” Perneti said. “I just want it to be a good experience and a nice way to kind of end my time here as a percussionist. I just want to play good music and have a fun time with everyone that’s there since it’s the last time I’m going to be able to share a stage with these people.”

Tickets can be bought here.

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