Local students benefit from instructors' expertise
HUNTINGTON -- There was no denying the rhythm Saturday afternoon during the MU Day of Percussion at Marshall University's Smith Music Hall on campus.
During the event filled with workshops and a performance session, students participating in the event learned new techniques and skills from instructors Casey Cangelosi, Jon Merritt, Greg Lucas and Chris Butler.
Cangelosi is a composer and percussionist, who has appeared as a performer and clinician at marimba festivals around the world. Merritt has worked with several professional drum and bugle choirs, and he still performs with brass bands and symphonies throughout Ohio.
Lucas also has worked with professional drum and bugle choirs, and he currently is the caption head and arranger of the Capital High School Percussion Program.
Butler teaches percussion camps throughout West Virginia and Virginia. In addition to Marshall's Day of Percussion, Butler also has worked with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.