04.04.2006 // Glassmen Timpanist on PBS this week

GLASSMEN Timpanist Chihiro Shibayama performed for a television audience this week as part of the Juilliard School's biennial gala televised nationally as part of the award-winning Live From Lincoln Center series on PBS. Originally broadcast live on Monday night, April 3rd, during the school's 100th Anniversary Gala, the show will be rebroadcast during the week at various times on PBS (check your local listings).
Ms. Shibayama is a percussion student at the Julliard School in New York City, and is in her second year playing timpani with the GLASSMEN. As a Julliard student, she's had the opportunity to play for many star-rated events, but she loves coming out to the midwest to be with the GLASSMEN even more.

"I always wanted to do it when I was in high school marching band in Japan," said Shibayama. "I thought I had to give it up when I entered the conservatory, but I was wrong. It was really helpful. I learned a lot about not just playing, but living life - making good connections with people. It's really nice to be in this drum corps!"

Congrats, Chihiro! We'll see you on the "big screen"!