The oldest recordings I have of me playing music are from my senior year of high school. That year, I was selected to be a part of the Wyoming All-State Concert Band. Throughout all four years I spent in high school, I was the only person from Lander chosen for the concert band.
This first track is a piece titled “Gvorkna Fanfare” written by Jack Stamp. I play timpani on this song, and I am featured in a solo at the end.
This second track is a piece titled “Armenian Dances” written by Henry Fillmore. I play snare drum (with both snares on and snaresoff) on it. It includes a lot of fun time changes back and forth between 5/8 and 7/8, along with changes on the emphasized beats in the 5/8 sections.