The Cameron University Department of Music will present the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) in concert on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. Also appearing will be the CU Pan Express, Cameron’s steel drum ensemble, and Drumline, Cameron’s marching percussion music unit. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, members of the military and senior citizens. Cameron university students, faculty and staff with CU ID are admitted at no charge. A reception in the theatre foyer and hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will follow the concert.
Now in its 38th year, CUPE includes both percussion majors and non-majors and is conducted by Dr. James Lambert, Chair of the Department of Music.
Current members include Jake Downing, Poteau; Gus Echols, Max Mortson, Marquis Williams and Trenton Williams, Duncan; Trenton Ford, Daniel Jones, Kendall Jones, Britnie Mendenhall, Lawton; Lilah Gilmore, Iowa Park, Texas; Cole Martin, Cache; Tyler Reeves, Denton, Texas; and Dylan Shadoan, Elgin. They will be featured in a variety of percussion repertoire by contemporary composers.
CUPE will perform “Mercury Rising” by Nathan Daughtrey, “Overture” by John Beck, “Were the Whole Realm” by Allen Houston, “Alabama Moon” by George Hamilton Green, arranged by William Cahn and featuring Gilmore on xylophone, “Valse Brillante” by George Hamilton Green, arranged by Bob Becker and featuring Quinton Williams on xylophone, “Rhythm Song” by Paul Smadbeck featuring Quinton Williams and Gilmore on marimba, “Beat 70” by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, arranged by Hearnes and Freytag and featuring guest musician David Anderson on synthesizer, and “Conga” by Gloria Estefan, arranged by Chris Crockarell and featuring faculty members Justin Pierce on saxophone and Dr. Matthew Mireles on trombone.
Additionally, the Cameron University Pan Express will be performing “Nightwatch” by Mark Ford and “Duke Ellington’s Caravan” arranged by Mattingly.
The concert finale will feature the Cameron University Drumline.
October 23, 2013