The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) will be featured in concert on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. Conducted by Dr. James Lambert, Chair of the Department of Music, CUPE includes percussion majors as well as students majoring in other disciplines. The concert will feature the traditional percussion ensemble; the CU Pan Express, Cameron’s popular steel drum ensemble; and the new Cameron University Drumline, the university’s marching percussion music unit. Friends of Cameron Percussion will host a reception in the foyer immediately following the concert. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Cameron faculty, students and staff are admitted free with proper identification.
CUPE has presented campus concerts for the past 37 years. Current members are Trenton Ford and Kendall Jones, Lawton; Lilah Gilmore, Iowa Park, Texas; Tyler Reeves, Denton, Texas; Cody Ressel, Marquis Williams and Quinton Williams, Duncan; Dylan Shadoan, Elgin; and Andy Vitense, Cache. They will be featured in a variety of percussion repertoire including “Teamwork” by Lynn Glassock; “Pursuit” by James Moore featuring Quinton Williams, marimba soloist; “Legacy” by Jared Spears; “Variations on a Handmade Theme” by Warren Benson; Pat Metheny’s “Sunlight” arranged by Stephen Primatic and featuring Quinton Williams on vibraphone” and “Lime Juice” by Arthur Lipner.
The Cameron University Pan Express will perform “Mo Java” by Lalo Davila as well as three classics: Frankie Valli’s 1967 bestselling pop hit “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” arranged by Barnes, The Drifter’s 1964 number one R&B hit “Under the Boardwalk” arranged by Josh Smith, and the 1939 classic “Brazil” arranged by Downs and Mattingly.
The concert will conclude with a special presentation by the Cameron University Drumline.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.
October 25, 2012