Cameron University Percussion Ensemble to debut new Drumline Ensemble

The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) will debut its new Drumline Ensemble, a marching percussion unit, during a concert that will also feature the Pan Express on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. Now in its 36th year, CUPE consists of percussion majors and non-majors and is conducted by Dr. James Lambert, Chair, Department of Music. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Cameron faculty, students and staff will be admitted free with CU ID. A reception hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will take place following the concert in the Cameron Theatre foyer.

CUPE members include Chelsea Taylor and Andy Vitense, Cache; Quinton Williams, Duncan; Kimberly Garza, Iowa Park, Texas; Michael Barnes, Melissa Delgado, Trenton Ford and Leon Randle, Lawton; Jenna Meraz, Oklahoma City; and Danica Weaver, Snyder. These Cameron students will be featured in a variety of percussion repertoire reflecting contemporary composers for the unique percussion ensemble idiom as well as a special set of music featuring the Cameron University Pan Express, Cameron’s steel drum ensemble.

CUPE will perform ”Concerto for Timpani” by John Beck and featuring Garza,” Concerto for Marimba” by Ney Rosauro and featuring Williams, “Concerto for Vibraphone” by Ney Rosauro and featuring Barnes, and Haydn’s “Rondo,” transcribed for marimbas by David Vincent. Garza will also be featured on William Cahn’s arrangement of Mozkowsky’s “Bolero” for solo xylophone and marimba ensemble. Xylophone ragtime favorites will feature Barnes on George Green’s “Log Cabin Blues” and Williams on Joe Green’s “Xylophonia.”

The Cameron University Pan Express will perform three pop standards that were arranged by CU graduates Natasha Branch and Grant Johnson, “I Want You Back,” “And I Love Her” and “I Can See Clearly Now.”  

The Cameron University Drumline will make its debut with a special musical presentation to conclude the concert.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.

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October 12, 2011

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