Birch Creek Percussion & Steel Band Opens Season June 20

Birch Creek Music Performance Center will present its opening-night concert, Summer Beginnings: A Celebration in Music, on June 20 on the newly named Stage of Stars in the Dutton Concert Barn.

The Percussion & Steel Band leads off the first two weeks with concerts featuring faculty performing artists and advanced student musicians. Dan Moore, a professor of percussion at the University of Iowa, will return for his 21st season and his fourth year as the program director of the Percussion & Steel Band session.

Then the first week of concerts will continue with Playfully Percussive: Beautiful Music to Make You Smile on June 21 and Percussion Spectacular: James Dutton Memorial Concert, on June 22, 3 pm. Children and student tickets are free.

Percussion & Steel Band concerts, including opening night, start at 7:30 pm, with prelude music by students in the gazebo at 7 pm. For tickets and further details, visit


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