Composer: Travis Fife
Instrument: Percussion Duo
Duration: 3 min.
Patty-Dodah was written in memory of Ms. Diane Baker. She was a mentor, friend, educator, and fellow percussionist. Her passion for music and educating students was truly something special, and will continue to be passed down from one generation to the next. She was a very special lady that touched so many lives and will forever be missed. Ms. Baker always made you smile and was always willing to teach. In her own words, “Keep it Rocking Baby”!
I hope you enjoy playing Patty-Dodah, and remember to have fun!
I would like to thank Kayla Hargraves, who also had the privilege of learning from Ms. Baker, for helping with the design and premiere of this piece.
Percussion Duo (Multi-Setup)
2 Bass Drums (mounted)
2 Snare Drums
About the composer +
Travis Fife is the Director and Coordinator of Percussion at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He coordinates all areas of percussion studies, directs the PASIC award winning marching percussion Ensemble and chamber percussion ensemble, along with the Brazilian ensemble. As an adjudicator/clinician, he has appeared at numerous festivals, competitions, PAS days of percussion, and conventions as an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and the Texas Music Educators Association. Travis serves on the Board of Directors for Monarch Independent Percussion and as Percussion Caption Head for Tall City Drum and Bugle Corp.
Along with starting numerous percussion camps and competitions throughout the country, he continues to be in high demand as a composer, arranger, and performer. He has appeared with several symphony orchestras: Lake Charles Symphony, Rapids Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, The Symphony of Southeast Texas, an as a guest artist with numerous high school and university ensembles. Travis received his B.M. and M.M. under the direction of Lonny Benoit at McNeese State University.
He is proud to be a partner of Seavine Cymbal Products and an artist/clinician for EVANS drumheads, Dynasty and Bergerault Percussion Equipment, and Salyers Percussion Sticks and Mallets.
Front Cover graphics and layout: Gaia Gomes
Engraving: Travis Fife & Johan Svitzer
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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