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Making Music from an Assortment of Power Tools, Scuba Tanks, Barrels, and Even the Kitchen Sink, Recycled Percussion Will Bring Energized Show

Making Music from an Assortment of Power Tools, Scuba Tanks, Barrels, and Even the Kitchen Sink, Recycled Percussion Will Bring Energized Show

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Using recycled tools, barrels, and even basement garbage, Recycled Percussion will bring an energy-filled show to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center Mainstage at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23.

Recycled Percussion is “nothing less than awesome” as band members leap on stage carrying nothing but drumsticks, two wearing crash helmets and proceeding to bash and bang everything in sight, including the helmets, in a frenzied, fantastic beat.

Band members include Justin Spencer, Greg Kassapis, Ryan Vezina, and D.J. Pharoah.  They have performed with L.L. Cool J., Godsmack, Staind, and They Might Be Giants.  The group has performed during a San Francisco 49ers’ stadium halftime show and regularly performs half time shows for the NBA and NFL.  They also have been on Crook & Chase, Talk Soup, Chronicle, and HBO.

From half-time shows to carnivals to an urban street show, the environment is incorporated into what they do.  Recycled Percussion finds a way to reach its audience whatever the venue.

Sponsored by the UPJ Student Programming Board, tickets are $5 and will be sold at the UPJ Student Union Information Desk from 9 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, February 21 through Thursday, March 22, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.  The tickets also will be sold at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center box office the night of the show.

For ticket information, contact the Student Union Information Desk at 814-269-7535.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North,” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 2/20/2007 9:30:00 AM