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Percussion Ensemble

The Tarleton State University Percussion Ensembles are offered in both fall and spring semesters and are under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Dr. Gary Westbrook. The Tarleton State University Percussion Program is comprised of four groups.

  • The Percussion Ensemble meets in both fall and spring semesters and performs a varied repertoire ranging from chamber music to large percussion orchestral works.
  • PANdemonium is the Tarleton State University Steel Band. This emseble is embedded within the Percussion Ensemble and often performs at University Percussion Ensemble Concerts. PANdemonium also performs frequently at Tarleton State University fuctions and off-campus events.
  • The World Percussion Ensemble is also embedded within the Percussion Ensemble. This ensemble performs music from all over the world, focusing primarily on the music of Latin America and Africa.
  • The Tarleton State University Drumline is embedded within The Sound and The Fury, the Texan Marching Band. In addition to performing with the The Sound and The Fury, the drumline frequently performs at the Purple Out Picnic, Midnight Madness, and Tarleton State University Athletic Events.

Participation in any Tarleton State University Percussion Ensemble is by audition and consent of director.

For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Gary Westbrook.

Upcoming Performances

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Gary Westbrook, Director

November 17,2014

Carmina Burana by Cal Orff

Tarleton State University Percussion Ensemble with the Tarleton State University Singers

April 4, 2015

All About Percussion

Tarleton Young People's Percussion Ensemble Concert
Gary Westbrook, Director

Aprill 22, 2015, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble Festival

Featuring the Olson Lyons Duo and local High School Percussion Ensembles

May 8,2015

Concert Archives

Percussion Ensemble Concert with Dr. Nathan Daughtrey

February 11, 2013. Michael Crawford, Director.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

April 23, 2013. Michael Crawford, Director.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

February 17, 2012. In conjunction with the Tarleton Percussion Festival. Guest Artists Kamirari Taiko Grou and Bill Bachman. Michael Crawford, Director.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

April 12, 2012. Michael Crawford, Director.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 19, 2012. Michael Crawford and gary Westbrook, Directors.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

February 25, 2011. In conjuction with the Tarleton Percussion Festival. Guast Artists Joel Laviolette and Rattletree Marimba.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

April 12, 2011

Percussion Ensemble Concert with Rattletree Marimba

March 30, 2010

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 18, 2010. Yi-Jan Liu, Director.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 12, 2009

For more information, please visit the Percussion Festival page.