mr. 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.”

Anthony is in his first year as the Associate Director of Bands, and Assistant Professor of Percussion Studies. He is the new director of the highly acclaimed “Pioneer” Marching Band.

Anthony J. 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 “Black Steel” steel band.  He was 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. In 2003 the Marching Knights travelled to Eksjö, Sweden where Mr. King served as percussion section leader and percussion arranger.

            His outdoor percussion background includes service as section leader for the University of Central Florida Marching Knights for three years being section leader the final year. He has performed with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002 with the front ensemble and in 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, in the final year serving 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 staff  of several local 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, the Star of Nevada Marching Band, led by Anthony LaBounty, the “Ragtime Rebels” marimba band, a graduate percussion ensemble which went to Adelaide, Australia performing several marimba soiree’s and mini concerts. He was also a part of the Brazilian ensemble “Mocidade Rebelde,” and in other various small percussion ensembles. Anthony’s graduate studies were directed by Dr. Dean Gronemier.

            After he received his masters degree, Anthony taught,  and co-captioned the Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps, being awarded “Best Instructional Staff” and helped lead the corps into competitive finals winning 4th place overall (first in Corps history). 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. He co-conducted the Boyd High School Wind Ensemble, which received an invitation to participate in the 100th UIL State Wind Ensemble Festival.

            In 2010 he started his doctoral degree in 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 performing in the top ensemble. He has performed with the Texas Tech University choir at TMEA, Texas Tech Wind Ensemble at TMEA, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Plainview Symphony Orchestra. In 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 Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as Infinity Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Anthony currently resides in Plainview, TX and is currently finishing his candidacy for his doctorial degree in Musical Arts.

 

 

Mr. 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