jeremy r. pratchland

Jeremy Pratchard is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas. A native Oklahoman, Mr. Pratchard received his Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Oklahoma and his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Texas Tech University. In the capacity of Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he assists in the direction of the Razorback Marching Band, directs the Lady Hogwild Basketball and Volleyball bands, and the Concert Band. In addition to his band duties, he also assists with instruction of percussion majors in the U of A Percussion Studio, and directs the University of Arkansas Steel Drum Band, Steel Pandemonium! 

Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas, he taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he served as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Marching Percussion. At Texas Tech, he assisted in the direction of The Goin Band from Raiderland, the 1999 recipient of the highest honor for collegiate marching bands, The Sudler Trophy. He also directed the volleyball band and co- directed the Court Jesters basketball band and Spring concert band. As the Director of Marching Percussion, he was responsible for the coordination and instruction of the Marching Percussion section. In addition to his band duties at Texas Tech, he also taught History of Jazz and Music Appreciation. 

He continues to be involved in the marching percussion activity. His marching percussion arrangements have been performed by several high schools in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, as well as The University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University, and Central Michigan University. 

Mr. Pratchard has remained active in percussion performance, serving as a member of the percussion sections of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Midland/Odessa Symphony Orchestra, and the Texas Tech Faculty Chamber Ensemble. He also played lead steel pan for the Texas Tech University Steel Band Apocalypso Now, performing at the Percussive Arts Society National Conventions in Orlando and Dallas, and the Texas Music Educators Association conventions in San Antonio. 

Mr. Pratchard has served as a marching band/percussion clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. His professional and honorary organization affiliations include Percussive Arts Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Mr. Pratchard is an Educational Endorser for ProMark drumsticks and mallets and Dynasty USA.