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Released April 15, 2004

SOUTHERN MISS PERCUSSION PRESENTS CONCERT

The sounds of rolling drums of every variety will fill the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium May 1 when The University of Southern Mississippi's Percussion Ensemble presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Mississippi Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society's Day of Percussion. Under the direction of Dr. John Wooton, associate professor of music in the School of Music at Southern Miss, the ensemble features members of the ever-popular percussion studio at their very best.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for Southern Miss students with valid ID. Tickets will be sold at the door only. For more information, call (601) 266-4993.

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SOUTHERN MISS CHOIRS GIVE SPRING CONCERT

The Southern Miss Concert Choir will present its spring concert at 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Their program boasts a varied repertoire ranging from Renaissance to 20th-century to ethnic music. The ensemble has 55 members and rehearses three times a week for 50 minutes. The choir is made up of music majors and nonmusic majors and is under the leadership of two graduate conducting students. Amon Eady, a master's student in choral conducting from Birmingham, Ala., will conduct Damon H. Dandridge's arrangement of the traditional spiritual "I Know I've Been Changed." Lauren Brandon, a doctoral student in choral conducting from Romney, W.V., will conduct this concert as her first doctoral recital. Admission is free. For more information, call the Southern Miss Choral Activities Office at (601) 266-4092.

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