Percussion ensemble to perform festive tunes Saturday

There are some events worth beating the drum to promote. Saturday's Family Holiday Concerts featuring the Southeast Missouri State University percussion ensemble is one.

The annual concert is a dynamic show, featuring plenty of talented students who play favorite Christmas songs, including "We Three Kings," "Frosty/Rudolph/Santa Medley" and "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." There are many more, too.

This year there will be two shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This 45-minute show is a child-friendly event, with youngsters invited to come early and enjoy coloring and then stay after to enjoy complimentary milk and cookies. During the show kids will have an opportunity to shake plastic eggs along with the musicians.

The performances will be dedicated to Southeast First Lady Jeanine Larson Dobbins.

We hope you make plans to attend this festive show.