Tarleton State University Director of Athletic Bands (and fellow UNCG alum) Gary Westbrook talks about taking the Tarleton job and leaving his previous post at Louisiana Tech (02:05), growing up in Burlington, NC and the Cummings/Williams HS rivalry (29:15), being a Duke fan (40:20), percussion activities growing up (51:55), going to East Carolina University for undergrad (59:05), getting through a crazy senior recital performance (01:11:30), going to UNCG for grad work after teaching for a few years (01:16:45), teaching at Concord College (WV) during his doctorate (01:43:00), going to Cuz’s (01:44:30), and subjects himself to some Random-Ass Questions (01:51:00).
Closes with a rave on the documentary “Forever Pure” (02:03:40).
Gary Westbrook's Tartleton page
Gary Westbrook's Innovative Percussion page
Portraits in Rhythm - Tony Cirone
Keiskleriana - Jacques Delecluse
Three Preludes - Ney Rosauro
"Sonata for Timpani" - John Beck
"South of the Border"
Jack Givens' 1978 final game
Magic Johnson's 1980 Game 6 NBA Finals
"Copacabana" - Barry Manilow
"Hitchin a Ride" - Vanity Fare
"Green-Eyed Lady" - Sugarloaf
"Hooked on a Feeling" - Blue Swede
Karen Carpenter drum solo
"Your Mama Don't Dance" - Loggins and Messina
"Sonata for Marimba and Piano" - Peter Tanner
"Nara" - Bill Cahn
"Dream of the Cherry Blossoms" - Keiko Abe
"Canaries" and "March" - Elliot Carter
"Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair"
"Song of Middle Earth" - Daniel McCarthy
Cuz's Uptown Barbeque
Shawshank Redemption trailer
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover trailer
Amazon Women on the Moon trailer
Circus Maximus (Rome)
Forever Pure trailer