University Percussion Group wins Competition

University Percussion Group wins Competition

CSULB Win PAS CompetitionOn May 2, 2014 the BCCM/CSULB University Percussion Group won the 2014 California Percussive Arts Society College Percussion Ensemble Competition. This is the second year in a row that they have won the competition. The ensemble performed Sun by Baljinder Sekhon and Quad Helix by Clay Condon (PAS California Ensemble Program) and was awarded a new Yamaha Grand Symphonic Series Maple Snare Drum for placing first. Thank you Yamaha Percussion! The group competed against 4 other colleges, including Chapman University, San Jose State, Fresno State and San Joaquin College. Jazper Saldana (junior) also placed 3rd in the college marimba competition. It was the most competitive solo category.

I was extremely proud and grateful to all of the students who performed and competed in the competition. Their hard work paid off. Congrats Jazper Saldana, Jeff Ramos, Kan Adachi, Brianne Kikuchi, Lucas Zumbado and Julio de Leon.