Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 41 - Gary Westbrook

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

Jim Sherbon

Ben Charles

Greg Ball

Cort McClaren

Portraits in Rhythm - Tony Cirone

Keiskleriana - Jacques Delecluse

Gus Burghdorf

Three Preludes - Ney Rosauro

"Sonata for Timpani" - John Beck

Jim Robken

Andrew Necessary

"South of the Border"

Danny Frye

"On Wisconsin"

Jack Givens' 1978 final game

Terry Holland

Magic Johnson's 1980 Game 6 NBA Finals

Ed Soph

Buddy Rich

"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

Jack Stamp

John Locke

Harold Jones

Herbert Carter

Mark Ford

Christopher Deane

Nick Holland

"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"

Patricia Sink

"Song of Middle Earth" - Daniel McCarthy

Laura Franklin

Tammy Fisher

Cuz's Uptown Barbeque

Let's Eat

Scott Harris

Casey Cangelosi

Laurel Black

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