LUUMS Percussion Ensemble 2023/24
LUUMS Percussion Ensemble is a non-auditioned ensemble designed to give people of all skill levels a chance to try percussion. This can include experienced percussionists, musicians on other instruments who would like to try something new or complete beginners. Our repertoire will be diverse and include a variety of our own arrangements as well as percussion classics. We hope to foster an appreciation for percussion and help our members develop skills which they could potentially apply in the percussion sections of other ensembles or in their own instrument practice. It’s a great way to unwind during the middle of the week, we hope you’ll give it a try!
2-3pm every Wednesday
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Tristan Rodway (he/him)
Tristan is a fourth year music psychology masters student and experienced percussionist, as well as a keen composer. Starting with playing the drum kit over 15 years ago, he has since contributed to countless ensembles with drum kit and percussion. These include: original and cover bands, jazz/big bands, orchestras and classical ensembles, and playing for other people’s compositions. In particular during the last year in LUUMS he was proud to provide percussion for the brass band who won best percussion section at the UniBrass competition, and in the symphonic wind orchestras triumphant end of year performance. Tristan is excited about the rhythmic and expressive elements of percussion, as well as constantly challenging himself to learn new skills. He is looking forward to taking on this exciting up and coming ensemble and helping it grow and flourish.
Dane (a third-year BA Music student) is excited to be co-leading the percussion ensemble for 2023/24! From filling in his school orchestra on timpani to touring with the university's own SWO, the percussion section has always been a special place. A singular voice that can cut through the ensemble but can also be a camaraderie as you navigate through the restless rests, rambunctious rhythms and feats of coordination. He is looking forward to encouraging and challenging this new ensemble to flourish and showing people the joy of percussion.