Percussion Ensembles

Percussion Ensemble
Offered during the fall and spring semesters, percussion ensemble meets twice each week. In additon to two featured performances per year, the ensemble appears regularly with renown guest artists, for campus and community events, and as part of regional tours. Performing a wide range of literature and styles, in small chamber groups to large percussion orchestras, this ensemble provides opportunities for students to learn advanced performance skills.

Steel Band
We recently started this group with the acquisition of beautiful new pans from Coyle Drums. The group is integrated with the percussion ensemble, and focuses on pedagogical components to steel band in addition to covering a wide variety of styles.  The groups is active in the area, performing regularly on campus, in the community, and throughout the region.

McMurry University marches one show during the fall semester which allows for challenging musical arrangements. Drumline auditions are open to all currently enrolled students who wish to participate.

Jazz Band
A big band ensemble, jazz band offers percussionists the chance to improve in multiple styles of performance on drum set, vibraphone, and Latin percussion. Jazz band is offered during the fall and spring semesters, and meets twice a week.

Wind Ensemble
The premier ensemble of the University, this performing venue is offered during the fall and spring semesters by audition only. A concert is performed each semester along with many other feature performances and a yearly tour. This ensemble presents students with opportunities to play a variety of difficult literature in a larger setting.