"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

Testimonials

"My son Daniel has participated in the Mercury Rising Percussion Ensemble for three years. Joanna Huling's teaching brings out the best in students of all ages and abilities as well as encouraging them to continue playing in school. Daniel was also able to spend time with friends who had similar interests.

The finale of the summer was a fun concert that everyone including parents enjoyed."

Rose S. - Parent . . . Summer 2008, Winter 2008, 2009, 2011

"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

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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