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Nathaniel Yoder to give senior percussion recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Nathaniel Yoder, Kalona, Iowa, will give his senior percussion recital Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center.

Yoder is a senior majoring in Bible and religion and music performance (percussion) with a minor in peace, justice and conflict studies. He is a student of Dean Kranzler, Bethel College adjunct instructor of percussion.

For the first half of the program, Yoder will perform solo percussion pieces for timpani, marimba and snare drum, as well as a djembe (African drum) duet with Kranzler.

In the second half, he will be joined by a small jazz combo consisting of Landon Bartel, sophomore from Newton, on bass, Joel Boettger, sophomore from Hesston, on saxophone, and Ian Gingrich-Gaylord, Bethel graduate from Newton, on piano, playing Yoder’s own arrangement of five jazz tunes.

Yoder is a graduate of Iowa Mennonite School and is the son of Atlee and Carolyn Yoder of Kalona.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Fine Arts Center Gallery area, just outside Krehbiel Auditorium.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2010-11 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States and is in the first tier in its category in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2011. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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