Dr. Anthony King


Dr. Anthony King“We are not merely tasked with just the creation of future leaders and musicians, but more importantly, we are blessed with the high responsibility of nurturing the hearts and minds of people.”

Dr. Anthony J. King is the Associate Director of Bands, Director of The Pep Band, and Assistant Professor of Percussion Studies. He is the director of the highly acclaimed Marching Pioneers, and helped the organization celebrate their Golden 50th Anniversary.

Dr. King has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Central Florida, where he studied under Professors Jeffrey Moore, Kirk Gay and Jim Yakas. While at UCF, Anthony’s concert percussion experience included performing with the “pop” and chamber percussion ensembles as a member and featured soloist, and with the steel band entitled, “Black Steel”. He was the percussion section leader in the concert band, under the direction of Ron Ellis, as well as the wind ensemble under Dr. Richard Greenwood, and played in Dr. Lazlo Marosi’s symphony orchestra.

His outdoor percussion background includes service in the University of Central Florida Marching Knights Drum line for three years, being the section leader in the final year. He has performed with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002 with the front ensemble. In 2003, the Marching Knights travelled to Eksjö, Sweden where Dr. King served as the percussion section leader and arranger. He was a performing member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004 on snare drum. He was also a part of the student musician program at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for three years, and in the final year served as percussion section leader. In 2006 he went on to teach the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in the capacity of Front Ensemble Coordinator and percussion co-arranger. During this time he also was on staffat several local and state-recognized percussion programs.

In 2008, he attained a master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He performed with the wind orchestra, directed by Thomas G. Leslie and Tad Suzuki which recorded two CD’s premiering works by Eric Whitacre, and James Barnes. Other ensembles he was a part of include, the Star of Nevada Marching Band, led by Anthony LaBounty, and the “Ragtime Rebels” marimba band, a graduate percussion ensemble. In 2008 the Ragtime Rebels went to Adelaide, Australia to perform several marimba soirees and mini-concerts, and also recorded a ragtime performance CD. While at UNLV he was also a part of the Brazilian ensemble entitled “Mocidade Rebelde,” and various other small percussion ensembles. Anthony’s graduate studies were directed by Dr. Dean Gronemier.

After he received his master’s degree, Anthony taught, and co-captioned the Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps, receiving the award of “Best Instructional Staff” and helped lead the corps into finals competition, winning 4th-place overall, a first in the history of the corps. He has been the percussion coordinator for the Boyd Independent School District, teaching and directing all percussive students ranging grades 6 – 12. He also arranged and composed for the marching band percussion section and adjudicated local percussion ensembles. While at BISD, he co-conducted the High School Wind-Ensemble when they received an invitation to participate in the 100th UIL State Wind-Ensemble Festival. This was also the first time Boyd High School had been invited to state.

In 2014 Anthony completed his degree of Doctorate of Musical Arts at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he arranged for the Texas Tech University Goin’ Band marching Percussion section, Zeta Iota Tau, as well as taught private lesson students and conducted the second percussion ensemble, while himself performing in the top ensemble. He has performed with the Texas Tech University choir, and Wind Ensemble both at TMEA, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Plainview Symphony Orchestra. Within the past ten years, his former students have participated in various prestigious ensembles and organizations such as Teal Sound, Phantom Regiment, The Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, The Academy, and The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as Infinity Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Anthony currently resides in Plainview, TX.


Dr. Anthony King

Dr. Anthony J. King
Assistant Professor -

1900 W. 7th Street - CMB 1286
Plainview, TX 79072

(806) 291 -1077

FAX: (806) 291-1967

Office: HMC 130

Email: anthony.king@wbu.edu