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08 May

Rolando Morales-Matos Shines at PAS Day of Percussion

The Pennsylvania PAS Day of Percussion took place this past weekend, featuring a highly educational, informative and very impressive performance from, Pearl Artist, Rolando Morales-Matos.  The exciting 3 day event, which kicked off on Friday evening, was hosted by James Armstrong and the Millersville University Percussion Studio.  Pearl Artist, Rolando Morales-Matos was Saturday’s featured afternoon clinician, presenting “Playing Melodies on Non-Melodic Instruments,” performed on a beautiful set of Elite Series Congas.

Rolando also made waves in the weekend’s closing event, a Sunday evening GALA Concert featuring the Lancaster All Star High School Percussion Ensemble (James Armstrong and Stephen Goss, directors) and guest soloist Phillip O’Banion (Temple University), Millersville University Percussion Ensemble (James Armstrong, director), solo performances by Erik Forst (Messiah College) and James Armstrong, Portal Percussion, Steve Weiss Percussion Group and a rousing finale of “Side by Side” written by Rolando Morales-Matos that featured ensemble members and guests artists.  A special moment of silence was given midway through the concert in honor of the recent passing of Steve Weiss.
For more information on Rolando Morales-Matos, please click here.