The Billings Outpost

MSU Bozeman hosts Day of Percussion

BOZEMAN – Marching percussion specialist Bill Bachman, orchestral percussion specialist Keith Lloyd and drumset percussion specialist Adam Greenberg will conduct master classes during the annual Montana Day of Percussion to be held Saturday, March 23, at the Montana State University School of Music.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in MSU’s Howard Hall, followed by clinics throughout the day.

A showcase concert featuring MSU Percussion Ensemble, MSU Youth Chorus and Lloyd is set at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall, which is located inside Howard Hall on the MSU campus. All tickets will be sold at the door.

Bachman is a prolific author, world-class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Bachman toured for 12 years with several award-winning marching percussion groups including the University of North Texas drumline, Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown.

He is the author of several Row-Loff’s drum instructional books and is a columnist for Modern Drummer magazine. An inventor, he designed Vic Firth’s Heavy Hitter Pad series and the Vic Firth signature “Billy Club” drumstick for tenor drummers. He is also a freelance drummer in Nashville.

Lloyd has performed nationally and internationally. He is the principal percussionist for the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra in Abilene, Texas, and section percussionist for the Carl Fischer Publications recording ensemble in Tampa, Fla. He is instructor of music/percussion at McMurry University and is a candidate for a doctorate in percussion performance at Florida State University.

Greenberg is a professional drummer, percussionist and instructor living in the Bozeman area. He studied drums and percussion at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati under the instruction of John Von Olen. Since moving to Bozeman in 2002, Greenberg has collaborated with Jeni Fleming, Six Strings Down, The String Jumpers, The Montana Mandolin Society, The Craig Hall Trio, the Glen Johnson Big Band, Andrew Gromiller and the Organically Grown, and various other rock and jazz bands, as well as his own experimental project, the A.G.B.

Admission is $10 for the entire day, which includes entrance into the showcase concert that night and registration for door prizes.

Tickets for the concert only are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door.

For more information, contact Stephen Versaevel, (406) 994-5757, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, home to the MSU School of Music. It is located across the street from the MSU Duck Ponds.

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