Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 27 - Tracy Wiggins

University of North Alabama Percussion Professor Tracy Wiggins talks about the insanity around his getting the University of North Alabama job (01:30), the use of flub drums in his marching line (13:40), interviewing for his current job a second time (15:45), the effect of moving on his family (23:50), working at UNC Pembroke (26:50), growing up in Oklahoma and his years playing baseball and soccer (42:10), going to Oklahoma State in undergrad and marching Drum Corps (55:10), going to University of New Mexico for his Master’s (01:00:55), starting his Doctorate at Ohio State but finishing it at the Hartt School of Music (01:14:50), memories of 9/11 (01:23:55), and sports memories at Oklahoma State and the Bedlam Rivalry with Oklahoma (01:27:40).  I then subject Tracy to some Random-Ass Questions (01:35:30).

Closing with a rave about a recent live Tower of Power show (01:46:10).


Tracy Wiggins' homepage

Tracy Wiggins' North Alabama page

Tracy Wiggins' Sabian page

Iain Moyer


Guardians of the Galaxy trailer

Lalo Davila

The Hunger Games trailer


Lauren Teel

John Parks


"Finale" from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Night on Bald Mountain - Mussorgsky

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber

"9 to 5" - Dolly Parton

"The Gambler" - Kenny Rogers

"When I Call Your Name" - Vince Gill

"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley

Black Angels - George Crumb

Wayne Bovenschen

Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps

Ralph Hardimon

Jon Weber

Glen Crosby

Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps

Tricia Bovenschen

Nancy Zeltsman

Mike Burritt

Chris Shultis

Musik Im Bauch - Stockhausen

Pika-Don - James Tenney

Scott Ney

Jim Snell

Wozzeck - Berg

"Banned in DC" - Bad Brains

Steve Schick

Michael Bump

Susan Powell

Performance 20/20

Ben Toth

Kenyon Williams

Gene Koshinski

Joe Galeota

Alexander Lepak

Glen Velez

Evelyn Glennie

Oklahoma State 1995 Final Four run

Oklahoma State Wrestling

Alabama Football

Westworld for HBO

"Fantasy" - Earth, Wind and Fire

Megan Arns

The Music of Strangers trailer


"Squib Cakes" - Tower of Power