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Performing Arts


Percussion Ensemble

Director: Paul Buyer | MUSC 3360 | Auditions required

Percussion Ensemble is offered in the fall and spring semesters and is open by audition to all interested students. The ensemble rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. in the Fall and Spring semesters. Membership in one of the following large ensembles is required: Tiger Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band or Basketball Pep Band.


Steel Band

Director: Paul Buyer | Class: MUSC 3370 | Audition required

The Clemson University Steel Band includes up to 23 players and features four lead pans, one double tenor, two double seconds, two cellos, one bass and engine room. The band performs a variety of musical styles including calypso, soca, reggae, pop, and classical. 

The Clemson Steel Band has recorded four CDs: "We're Steel Here," "Pan Overboard," "One Small Step for Pan," and "Steelin' the Spotlight" and has performed with legendary steelpan musicians and composers including Liam Teague, Tom Miller, Chris Tanner, and Chris Wabich among others.
The Gigging Steel Band is a select group of six players and is a professional ensemble available for hire. The Gigging Band is active in the fall and spring semesters and performs for a variety of events on campus and in the community.


Tiger Band Drumline

Director: Paul Buyer | MUSC 3300 Sec 001 | Audition required

The Clemson University Drumline (CUD) is the premier marching percussion ensemble at Clemson University and is a section of the Clemson University Tiger Band. Being a part of the drumline at Clemson teaches teamwork and commitment, provides character development, and builds leadership skills. Rich tradition, high standards, and performance excellence are trademarks of both the Clemson University Drumline and Tiger Band.

The mission of the Clemson Drumline is to exhibit the core values that define CUD, to demonstrate excellence in everything we do, and to improve from rehearsal to rehearsal, game to game, year to year.

The Clemson Drumline is sponsored by Yamaha Marching Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Drum Tagz drum wraps. We greatly value the relationships we have with all of our sponsors.

All returning members and new auditionees will submit a video for the first round of auditions, due in mid-June. For complete video audition information and schedule, visit the Clemson University Drumline website.