Iowa Percussion

“I had a great time in Iowa and hats off to you for having such a good steel band. I get a big high too when I get to visit a program where the vibe and the music are happening like that. I hope we can do more soon.”

steel pan legend Andy Narell

The Iowa Percussion East — West Percussion Ensemble, winners of the 2013 Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Ensemble Competition, performed a showcase concert at PASIC in November 2013. Read more here.

“I was very taken with the ensemble playing and communication of this group. As I said before, I get the impression that they have created a culture of excellence here that they embrace.”

world ensemble adjudicator

“I went to Iowa City for this percussion premiere and heard one of the finest performances of any of my scores in my entire career.”

composer Robert Moran

“It is rare for a piece as demanding as Time Screen to come together in such a way, but it did. Wow.”

composer Lawrence Fritts

“I had a ball and the ensemble was just great. I hope we  have another opportunity to do something again.”

legendary jazz musician Mike Mainieri

“You’re the best band in the world.”

Forest City Elementary student

“It’s not just a concert. It’s an experience. Music with action. This is Iowa Percussion.”

Ann Colwell, The Daily Iowan

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