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Holy Cross students become 'guest percussionists' of the Silkroad ensemble / Worcester Telegram

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They may not have known it as they walked in and took their seats in Room 481 at O'Kane Hall before the start of the class, but 30 College of the Holy Cross students would become an unofficial percussion orchestra by the time the session's 75 minutes were up. Actually, you could have called the student percussionists "guest" members of the Silkroad Ensemble, the New York-based musical collective that was at Holy Cross Feb. 5-9 as part of a three-year residency that began in September. Three members of the Silkroad Ensemble - percussionists Haruka Fujii, John Hadfield and Shane Shanahan - were on hand to lead the 11 a.m. Feb. 6 class in 481 O'Kane that would be attended by a combination of students taking an acting and voice class, and students in of one the school's year-long freshman Montserrat program clusters who had recently been studying graphic novels.

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