2018-19 Percussion Studio
K-State Percussion Alumnus Wins National Award
David Whitman (M.M., Percussion Performance) was recently honored, as his recent release "Oh, Clara!" won Best Instrumental Jazz Album at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards at Lincoln Center. Additionally, Whitman and his colleague Chris Montgomery received a nomination for Best Producer in the Jazz, Fusion, Jam, etc. category. The album is available through CD Baby.
2019-2020 Graduate Assistant AnnouncedBrett Butler B.M.E., Kansas State University, 2017) is originally from Lenexa, KS. During his time at Kansas State, he was involved with the Pride of Wildcat Land as an assistant and head section leader of the snare line. Also at K-State, Brett played in the Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Cat Band, Pub Crawl Band and Percussion Ensemble.
Brett is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. After graduating at K-State, Brett has served as an Assistant Band Director in Louisburg, KS. Brett has been teaching in Louisburg, KS for two years. He assists the Head Band Director, John Cisetti with the high school, middle school and elementary bands. Brett has had the opportunity to march in the 129th Annual Rose Parade with the Louisburg Wildcat High School Marching Band in 2018. Brett instructs the high school drumline, jazz band and substitutes in the Louisburg 416 District.
Brett has also taught at R.E.W. Music as a private percussion studio instructor since the Summer of 2018. He has been a member of the Kansas City Wind Symphony as a percussionist since the Fall of 2018. Also, he has been an active percussionist in the Shawnee MIssion Theatre in the Park musicals and for the Leawood Stage Company. Brett also has performed with Topeka Symphony Orchestra as a percussionist since 2016. Brett has assisted with Leadership and Auxiliary camps for K-State in the summer of 2017 instructing drum lines with the percussion GTA.
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