16th Annual Percussion Extravaganza!

“Lifting the World to Peace”

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
1:30 pm
Mills Concert Hall

We are so excited to announce our 16th annual Percussion Extravaganza! This year will be unlike any other as WYSO’s Percussion Ensemble takes the stage with internationally recognized performer, composer, and percussionist Tom Sharpe. In addition to his own music, Tom is the drummer for the widely popular, Grammy award winning group, Mannheim Steamroller. Read his full bio here.




‘Lifting the World to Peace’

 March 25, 2017

Vicki P. Jenks & James McKenzie, WYSO Percussion Ensemble

Joey Banks, Black Star Drum Line Percussion Group

Karl Lavine, WYSO Chamber Strings & Todd Hammes, UW Pan-Global Percussion Ensemble

Guest Artist:  Tom Sharpe, Composer-Soloist


The Lost                                                                                                           Andrew R. Stout

Latino                                                                                                                  David P. Eyler

Joseph Batterman, Jan William Eraker, Will Schenk & Luke Whittingham

Layers                                                                                                              Allen Keown

Kallan Engleson, Ewan Harlow, Dalton McLaughlin, & Lauren Rault

Memphis Stomp                                                        Dave Grusin/arr. David Steinquest

Haiwen Dai, Anders Frank, Adam Goren & Aaron Pritchard

Black Star Drum Line Percussion Group  


Every Little Thing She Does is Magic                     Music by Sting/Arr. Ben Wahlund


“Lifting the World” A Symphony by Tom Sharpe

World Speak

 A Belief of One

 Lifting the World, Part I

 Three Stories

 The Cathedral is Where You Are

 Lifting the World, Part II

A portion of the ticket proceeds will be used to support the local chapter of Ronald McDonald House.




Planning on coming to Percussion Extravaganza? Please bring one of the following items to help the Ronald McDonald House. A representative will be there to collect your items.


instant oatmeal, cookies, granola bars
microwave popcorn
variety of teas, coffee
individual size fruit cups, applesauce, pudding


trial size shampoo, shaving cream toothpaste, floss, deodorant, lotion
combs, brushes, disposable razors

Cleaning Products

disinfectant wipes
vinyl gloves (latex free)
zipper storage bags (various sizes)

For Fun

activity/coloring books & crayons

Call the WYSO office at 608-263-3320 for up-to-date concert and ticket information.

WYSO alumni and current members can attend normal WYSO concerts for free.

Unless otherwise indicated, all concerts are held on the UW-Madison campus:

Mills Concert Hall
Humanities Building * 455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI

Unless otherwise indicated, Tickets are $10 Adult, $5 Youth (18 & under), available at the door 45 minutes prior to each concert.3

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