Instructor of Percussion
Athletic Bands Percussion Coordinator
Benjamin Holmes (b.1991) is originally from Lubbock, Texas and earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education at Texas Tech University. During his time at Texas Tech he was a member of the Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Apocalypso Now Steel Band. While at Texas Tech, Benjamin was a percussion student of Dr. Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn. Benjamin earned his masters in music performance from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 where he performed in the OU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, and Steel Band. Benjamin was a student of Dr. Lance Drege while at OU.
Benjamin is an active clinician throughout Texas and Oklahoma working in both concert and marching percussion. An active performer, Benjamin has performed all over the United states at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy (2013, 2014, 2017), PAS Oklahoma Day of Percussion(2016, 2017), Texas Music Educators Association Convention, PAS Canada Day of Percussion, and with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Benjamin’s latest compositions and arrangements are available from Tapspace Publications. Currently, Benjamin is the percussion coordinator/arranger for the University of Oklahoma bands and the Pride of Oklahoma percussion section. Benjamin proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks/mallets and Zildjian cymbals.
- BME (education) - Texas Tech University
- MM (performance) - University of Oklahoma
- DMA (performance) - Texas Tech University