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Release: March 29, 2000

(NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo and feature opportunities with Ethos Percussion Group and Cedar-Rapids native composer Michael Daugherty, leading up to Hancher Millennium Festival concert April 18.)

1) Ethos member Yousif Sheronick is a Cedar Rapids native, too, and a UI alumnus. You can reach him at City Plaza Hotel, 337-4058. He will frequently be in CR at his family's home, if you want to do a real family feature.

2) Michael Daugherty's commissioned piece is "Used Car Salesman," inspired by his father's career at the Fletcher Chevy used car lot in CR. You can contact him directly by e-mail at <>. He will be at the UI March 31 for rehearsal with Ethos. Contact us for access and further details. He has provided a photo of his father, which has been scanned and can be
e-mailed to you.

3) Cameras and reporters are welcome at these Ethos Percussion Ensemble residency events:

Thursday, March 30, 8:40-11:50—Roosevelt Elementary IC—3rd & 4th grades—80 students

Friday, March 31, 12:15-3:15—South East Junior High IC—7th grade—60 students

Monday, April 3, 12-3:30 p.m.—Wellman Elementary—4th grade—40 students

Tuesday, April 4, 8:30-12:15—Mid Prairie Middle School—8th grade—100 students

Wednesday, April 5, 1-3:30—Columbus Junction Elementary—5th grade—75 students

Thursday, April 6, 1-3:20—Columbus Junction Middle School—6th grade—76 students

Monday, April 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.—Johnson Elementary Cedar Rapids 3-third grade classes—84 students

Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.—Iowa Communications Network event in Hancher. Live audience in Hancher, connected with several schools throughout Iowa on the ICN

Wednesday, April 12, 8 a.m.-noon,—McKinley Middle School Cedar Rapids—7th grade—90 students 1 p.m.-2 p.m.—All school concert at McKinley

Thursday, April 13, 8:30-11:30—West Branch Elementary—5th grade—75 students

Friday, April 14, 8:20-11:30—West Branch Middle School—7th grade—60 students

Monday, April 17, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.—Stage Door concert in UI Clapp Recital Hall

4) Our news story on the concert will be released 3/31. In the meantime, check out the Ethos website: <>.