Demetrius Williams, B.A.
Drum Set Studies
Since 2005, Demetrius Williams has been the Head Director of Bands for Horizon Middle School in the Clint Independent School District in Horizon City, Texas. He has been an integral part of the district feeder pattern development of music education in the Clint Independent School District. His current duties include directing Horizon Middle School’s concert and beginning bands, symphonic band at Ricardo Estrada Jr. High, as well as co-directing the Horizon High School’s marching band, jazz band, and percussion ensemble.
Mr. Williams joined the music faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso in 2004 as Adjunct Professor of Percussion and Drum Set studies. He has 19 years of professional drumming experience and is one of the premier studio/performance drummers in the southwest. His busy schedule includes traveling the southwest United States and Mexico performing and teaching Jazz, Percussion and drum set as clinician. His performance credits include: "The Diamonds", Rob Mullins, Sekeou Bunch, Jay Azzolina (formerly of Spyro Gyra), Joseph Vincelli, Brad Leali, Rosana Eckert (University of North Texas), Jackie Ryan, Chris Vadala, Bobby Shew, Dave Pietro, John Tank, Terell Stafford, Fred Wesley, Rastine Calhoun, Willie Hill (annual Hanks High School Jazz Festival), Jevon Jackson, Sean Jones, Brad Goode, Mack Goldsbury, Adrian Terrazas Gonzalez and El Regimen Collective, Los Lobos, Billy Townes, The Continental Trombone Quartet and other notable artists throughout the southwest and west coast.
He has some mentionable recording credits that include five releases with Shade Records recording artist Billy Townes. He is also featured on Shade Records’ recordings by artists Ruben Gutierrez titled, “Beveled Facets” and Marty Olivas’, “Being Gemini”. Mr. Williams has also recorded tracks for Geffen Records recording artist, The Tomorrow People from Dallas, Texas as well as, Sonic Ranch recording artist John Bishop from Los Angeles, California. In addition to his many guest performance credits he has also recorded drum loop tracks for Sonic Foundry’s Acid music producing software. He has also recorded drum tracks used in national, local television and radio commercials.
Department of Music: Drum Set Studies
Office: FFA M129
Office Phone: (915) 747-5606