Percussion ensembles are divided into four sub-ensembles, each focusing on a different genre of percussion music:

Percussion Ensemble
Performs larger percussion works (works scored for five or more performers).

Percussion Group
Performs chamber works scored for three to five performers.

Steel Pan Ensemble (Pans of Texas)
Performs a diverse range of music from popular tunes, jazz styles and traditional Southern Caribbean music.

Marimba Band
Performs music that best represents the "golden age" of the marimba and xylophone that occurred primarily in the 1920's.

Both the Steel Pan Ensemble and the Marimba Band perform on and off campus in efforts to serve the communities of the greater Central Texas area. 

Meet the Faculty

Thomas Burritt

Professor of Percussion

Director of Percussion Studies

Read More about Thomas Burritt

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Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Group and Marimba Band are open to percussion majors only. Steel Pan Ensemble is open to non-music majors; no audition is required.

 


Percussion Ensemble Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 109D 
GRADUATE ENS 189P

T-Th, 12:30–2p  
MRH 6.222

 


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Upcoming Performances

Percussion Ensemble

A timpani performer on the Bates Recital Hall Stage
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm

Percussion Ensemble

A timpani performer on the Bates Recital Hall Stage
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm

Percussion Ensemble

A timpani performer on the Bates Recital Hall Stage
Event Status
Scheduled
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:30 - 9 pm