CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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
e-mailed to you.
3) Cameras and reporters are welcome at these Ethos Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 30, 8:40-11:50Roosevelt Elementary IC3rd &
4th grades80 students
Friday, March 31, 12:15-3:15South East Junior High IC7th grade60
Monday, April 3, 12-3:30 p.m.Wellman Elementary4th grade40
Tuesday, April 4, 8:30-12:15Mid Prairie Middle School8th grade100
Wednesday, April 5, 1-3:30Columbus Junction Elementary5th grade75
Thursday, April 6, 1-3:20Columbus Junction Middle School6th grade76
Monday, April 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Johnson Elementary Cedar Rapids 3-third
grade classes84 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 Rapids7th
grade90 students 1 p.m.-2 p.m.All school concert at McKinley
Thursday, April 13, 8:30-11:30West Branch Elementary5th grade75
Friday, April 14, 8:20-11:30West Branch Middle School7th grade60
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: <http://home.earthlink.net/~ethos/>.