Red Wave indoor percussion ensemble to compete in Dayton

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Red Wave indoor percussion ensemble to compete in Dayton

Fresno State’s Red Wave indoor percussion ensemble will head to the Winter Percussion World Championships April 19 through 21 in Dayton, Ohio. The ensemble, in its second year, will compete against 34 other college groups. The trip also serves as an opportunity to recruit new, talented musicians to Fresno State to participate in the variety of ensembles that are available. “About 65 percent of the students in the group aren’t music majors,” said Steven McKeithen, associate director of bands for the Department of Music at Fresno State, “so the composition of the membership is very diverse and represents a cross-section of our community.” The ensemble will be rehearsing from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday before their equipment leaves next week for the ensemble’s trek to Dayton.