The Second-Annual Palen Percussion Preview took place on Saturday, September 8th. Presented by the Springfield, MO based Palen Music Center, the preview is an education-based event for scholastic marching percussion groups. Expanded from one site in 2011 to two in 2012 in both Nixa MO and Excelsior Springs MO, the event served nearly 30 groups. Students and directors received live, clinician-based feedback following standstill performances of music prepared during their summer training camps. Pictured (from right) at the Excelsior Springs event: SABIAN educator Charles Pisarra (of Tulsa, OK), Ken Hansen (director of bands, Blue Springs South High School), a student performer, and assistant staff of the Blue Springs South High School percussion section.
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