WGTC Basketball Pep Band
The West Georgia Tech Pep Band - The Music of the Golden Knights!
Want to have fun making music? Then the WGTC Pep Band is for YOU!
We are looking for students with band experience to join the band. Premiering in August 2014 the New WGTC Pep Band will bring music, spirit, and fun to all home basketball games! The new ensemble will perform in the stands at Golden Knights Games…Pumping up the Crowd and Celebrating Victory!
Membership is open to all students at WGTC who play an instrument and want to join in the fun of being a founding member of this new student organization. For more information all you need to do is click on the link below and fill out our interest form. You will be contacted with more information!
So dust off that trumpet…break out your clarinet…oil up your trombone…put a fresh reed on that saxophone and JOIN THE BAND!
(Note: For students who have experience on Sousaphone, Baritone, Mellophone, or Percussion we will provide school owned instruments.)
Dr. R. Jarrett Farrell is the band director of the new West Georgia Technical College Golden Knight Band. He joins the staff at WGTC this year after serving as a high school Band Director in Alabama and Georgia for the past 16 years. His bands have won numerous awards in marching and contest over this period.
Dr. Farrell, while born is Tulsa, Oklahoma grew up in a mobile family and spent his formative years in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Georgia. He attended high school in Birmingham, AL where he graduated from Shades Valley-RLC, an academic magnet school, and was a member of the band at W.A. Berry High School (now Hoover High School) under Michail Mayhall, Dr. Johnny Jacobs, Bill Locklear, and Darry Pilkington. As a high school student he earned the Eagle Scout Rank and attended the 1988 World Scout Jamboree in Australia.
Dr. Farrell earned his Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from Auburn University, studying with Randall Faust. While a student at Auburn Dr. Farrell played Tuba and Bass Trombone in the Symphonic Band, Auburn Brass, Trombone Choir, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Marching Band, and Pep Band. As an undergraduate he wrote arrangements for the Auburn University Marching Band under Tim Kelley, the Trombone Choir, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Auburn Brass and Pep Band. He earned his M.Ed. in music education from Alabama A&M University in Normal, AL and was awarded his Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University in Boston, MA. His dissertation is entitled “"Accommodating Asperger's: An autoethnography on the learning experience in an E-learning music education program."
Dr. Farrell has written for many prestigious college bands (including Auburn University and The University of Michigan) and championship high school programs. He has many published arrangements and compositions for Marching Band, Concert Band, Choir, various Brass Ensembles, and Church Choir & Orchestra. He has also scored several works for television and video games and has also worked in the recording industry as a studio arranger and musician.
He is married to the former Kelli Richard, the Counselor/Registrar at Heard High School, whom he met while in they were in the Auburn Band, they have a daughter, Savannah. Dr. Farrell’s hobbies include genealogical research, travel, and working as a Shriner to help children.
Dr. Farrell is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi. He has served as an adjudicator for marching and concert festivals nationwide.