"As a member of the Mercury Rising Percussion Ensemble for 2 years, as well as a student of Joanna Huling for 5 years, I can honestly say that MRPE has dramatically improved my skills as a percussionist while also introducing me to many new friends. The program is always fun, with plenty of laughs, has a wide variety of music, and increases skill in all percussion. I look forward to it every year and highly recommend it to all percussionists of all skill levels"

EJ T., 17 - Member . . . 2010, 2011

Testimonials

"The Mercury Rising Percussion Ensemble has been one of the most enriching experiences in our son Hrday's life. We excitedly look forward to seeing what new ideas Joanna comes up for the pieces, to challenge the kids. So far Hrday has played with the ensemble two summers and we can attest that the level of training and performances is far superior to any other group because of the intensive practice sessions and the choice of music.

We also get a global perspective of music and have listened to pieces inspired from different cultures and styles. We recommend this to kids of all ages and know it will be a fun activity every summer."

Sandhya and Gopal K. - Parents . . . 2010, 2011

"The Mercury Rising experience has been a great one. By participating in the ensemble, our son has been able to play with professional musicians, gained experience playing instruments he never would have gotten through his school music department, and been challenged with pieces and parts that have raised his skill level and allowed him to audition, and make, the highest level band at his school.

He looks forward to another year in the group, and we as his parents, look forward to a unique concert at the end of the program."

Dave and Sue C. - Parents . . . 2009, 2010, 2011

Concert Season Photo Galleries

2011 MRPE

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

From the Silver Screen August 13, 2011 1:00 p.m. Joanna Dabrowska (Huling), Music Director Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD Program: Peter Gunn . . . Henry Mancini ...

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2010 MRPE

Posted on Aug 1, 2010

Around the World in 80 Minutes August 1, 2010 2:00 p.m. Joanna Dabrowska (Huling), Music Director Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD Program: Dance of the Little Swans...

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2009 MRPE

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

An American Sampler August 23, 2009 2:00 p.m. Joanna Dabrowska (Huling), Music Director Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD Program: Polo’s Candy Machine . . ....

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2008 MRPE

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

Inaugural Summer Concert June 15, 2008 3:00 p.m. Joanna Dabrowska (Huling), Music Director Oye Como Va . . . Tito Puente Minuet . . . Anonymous 18th Century Composer fur 2 Holzblocktrommeln und kleine Trommel...

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