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Tarleton State University Percussion Ensemble

The Tarleton State University Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Gary Westbrook and Ms. Yi-Jan Liu.  The Percussion Ensemble meets year round and is open to all Tarleton students with permission of conductor.

The Percussion Ensemble performs once during the Fall Semester, and generally 2-3 times during the Spring Semester.  The Percussion Ensemble serves as the host ensemble for the Tarleton State University Percussion Festival held early every spring semester.

The Percussion Ensemble has performed with Joey Carter and Joel Laviolette and Rattletree Marimba.

The performance schedule for 2010 - 2011 is:

Fall Concert - Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 7:30 PM


Percussion Festival - February 24-25, 2011

2011 Perc Fest


Spring Concert - Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 7:30 PM


Marching Percussion

The Tarleton State University Drum Line is part of The Sound & The Fury, the Tarleton State University Texan marching band.  Participation in the Drum Line is open to all Tarleton Students pending an audition.  To audition, most students prepare an etude (for snare, keyboard and/or timpani) - similar to that of a region band audition.  This audition qualifies you for participation in The Sound & The Fury (and possibly a service award for participating), Foul Play and the Percussion Ensemble (should you wish to participate in these ensembles).

The Drum Line appears at all the home games, one away game and exhibitions - along with The Sound & The Fury.  

The Marching Percussion Program at Tarleton State is frequently requested to perform at other university events such as: Midnight Madness, Yell Contest, etc.


Pandemonium is the Tarleton State University Steel Band.  

The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Gary Westbrook and Yi-Jan Liu