Malletband Concordia Middelstum

saturday 9 juli 2022
Percussion Ensemble ...
15:20 - 16:00
Theater Kerkrade
From € 15.00

In 1919 the music association Concordia was founded in Middelstum in Groningen (Netherlands), consisting of a brass band. Percussionists were added to this. And so the group of percussionists grew over the years into a drum corps, lyra corps and finally in 1964 into a mallet band. From that moment on, the mallet band has participated in various festivals and march and concert competitions. Think of the Rasteder Festival, ONSK and also the WMC. Also, the mallet band even had a television appearance in 1985 and 1992! Today's mallet band is a group of people of all ages. A close-knit group, many of whom have been playing together for a long time. Making beautiful melodic music and having a lot of fun. The group has been led by Simon Haakmeester since 2016. Simon Haakmeester (1988) is a Dutch percussionist, conductor, composer/arranger, workshop leader, teacher and artist. Simon obtained his Bachelor of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen in 2015 with the predicate cum laude. And in 2017 he obtained his master's degree in New Audiences and Innovative Practices. Socializing with young and old, making beautiful music together and being there for each other. That is what this group of enthusiastic percussionists stands for.