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      Truman State percussion students hold preview concert

      A group of Truman State music students held their first concert of the semester Monday night.

      The Percussion Ensemble students at the university held a preview concert and were able to show off some different works of music that they'll be performing over the course of the semester. The students will be performing at the Missouri Music Educators Association 2014 State Conference later this month. The percussion ensemble is made up of 8 different music students. This concert preview allowed the students to practice performing in front of an audience and also allowed them to perfect the pieces that will be performed at the upcoming conference.

      "We are trying to time it. We have a 25 minute limit, so we have to get 3 pieces in as fast as we can, but as accurately and as well played as we can," said Nicole Ulmer, a Truman State Percussion student.

      The Truman State Music Department plans on hosting a number of different concerts throughout the year, including an orchestra concert on February 1. All concerts at the university are open to the public.