Garden State Percussion TrioArt Form(s):
The Garden State Percussion Trio has a hands on approach to teaching the percussion instruments. In our program, children have the opportunity to touch, feel, and play our instruments. While this is not always possible with most orchestral instruments, we are able to make it possible in the percussion family. This hands-on approach gives children the chance to feel how exciting it is to create sound from an instrument, and it is, in a sense, instant gratification! Children discover that they can create sound on usual household objects and well as traditional instruments, making music along the way.
Timpanist Adrienne Ostrander has performed for numerous Broadway shows. Closer to home she is a member of the Princeton Chamber Symphony and the group Solid Brass.
Percussionist Dan McMillan’s career includes New Jersey appearances with the New Jersey Pops, the Papermill Playhouse, and the Cape May Music Festival, as well as performances with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop. He has also played in the Lion King, Cats, and Grease.
James Neglia, a member of the Harrisburg Symphony orchestra and the Northeastern Symphony, is also the principal timpanist with the New Philharmonic of New Jersey. He has appeared worldwide in solo performances as well as with musical greats such as Placido Domingo, Andre Watts, and the Moody Blues.