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Welcome to the Ouachita Baptist University Percussion Studio!




 Caitlin Jones









Dr. Caitlin Jones (Lee University) was on campus in October to present a percussion masterclass and perform a solo percussion recital, which included pieces for marimba, vibraphone, and snare drum with electronics. The main event was the world premiere of The Long Road by Andy Harnsberger, a marimba solo she commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jones earned degrees from the University of Florida, Lee University, and the University of South Carolina. She teaches percussion at Lee University and Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and has performed with numerous orchestras, the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and was noted as an “Emerging Leader” by the Percussive Arts Society.  


Thomas Burritt








Dr. Tom Burritt (University of Texas-Austin) will be on campus in November to present a percussion clinic and perform with the OBU Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Burritt received degrees from Ithaca College, Kent State University, and Northwestern University and has a terrific reputation for performing chamber music and solo percussion music. Dr. Burritt has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Stevens Marimba Seminar, and the Zeltsman Marimba Festival. Dr. Burritt's clinic is made possible by support from the OBU School of Fine Arts, Majestic Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Beetle Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion. 




Marching Band
OBU vs. Oklahoma Baptist University 
Thursday, 9/2 | 6 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium

Faculty Showcase Concert
Dr. Ryan Lewis, percussion
Friday, 9/10 |11 a.m., McBeth Recital Hall

Marching Band
OBU vs. Arkansas Tech
Saturday, 9/18 | 6 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium

Marching Band
Tiger Tunes
Wed., 9/29 - Fri., 10/1 | 7:30 p.m., JPAC
Saturday, 10/2 | 5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., JPAC

Marching Band
OBU vs. Northwest Oklahoma State - Homecoming
Saturday, 10/2 | 12 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium

Marching Band
OBU vs. Southern Arkansas
Saturday, 10/23 | 1 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium

Wind Ensemble Concert
Jim Lloyd, conductor
Monday, 10/25 | 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Marching Band
OBU vs. Southeast Oklahoma State 
Saturday, 11/6 | 1 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium

Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis Convention Center
Wed., 11/10 - Sat., 11/13

Marching Band
OBU vs. Henderson State - Battle of the Ravine
Saturday, 11/13 | 1 p.m., Cliff Harris Stadium 

Jazz Band
Jim Lloyd, conductor
Tuesday, 11/16 | 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Senior Percussion Recital
Alexa Copeland
Friday, 11/19 | 2 p.m., McBeth Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Concert 
Guest Artist Dr. Tom Burritt, marimba
Dr. Ryan Lewis, conductor

Monday, 11/22 | 7:30 p.m., McBeth Recital Hall

Christmas Band Concert
Jim Lloyd, conductor
Tuesday, 12/7 | 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Steel Bands Concert
Tiger Steel and Pan Jouvet
Dr. Ryan Lewis, director
Wednesday, 12/8 | 8 p.m., JPAC




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