Students from both Duncan High School and Marlow High School got the chance to perform on stage along side students with the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble Tuesday night.

Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts presented the CU Percussion Ensemble (C.U.P.E.) Tuesday night, but flanking these Aggie musicians were also special appearances from the Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble along with Josh Gibbs, a Marlow High School Senior who also studies concurrently at CU. The CU Pan Express also performed.

Gibbs and Cheyenne Battiest, of Duncan, performed under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert, professor of music.

The Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble was directed by Quinton Williams, a Cameron Alumnus. Duncan opened the concert with two compositions, including “Sizzle!” by Nathan Daughtrey and “Sketches of the Orient” by Brian Mason.

During C.U.P.E.’s performance, Battiest was featured on the Xylophone during Joe Green’s “Xylophonia” and Gibbs was joined by his brother, Tyler Gibbs and performed Ivan Trevino’s marina duet

Catching Shadows.”

According to Cameron University Public Affairs, “the entire ensemble will be featured on  Ivan Trevino’s ‘Shared Space.’”

A reception followed the concert.