Anthony Robinson currently serves as Percussion Coordinator for the Pittsburg Independent School District of Pittsburg, Texas. Prior to this position he was Percussion Coordinator/Band Director in Marshall, Texas for twenty-five years and Director of Bands/Fine Arts Coordinator for five years before retiring in July of 2007.
An active professional, Mr. Robinson completed his 30th season as percussionist with Louisiana’s oldest Symphony Orchestra, The Shreveport Symphony and twenty-six years with the Longview and Marshall Symphonies. Mr. Robinson is also a recent retiree from the United States Air Force where he served as First Sergeant/Principal Percussionist for the United States Army Air Force Band of the Gulf Coast (ANG).
His military musical experience includes a ten-city tour of the Czech Republic; teaching private lessons as a form of Welfare and Recreation to U.S. troops while he was deployed to south west Asia in support of the Global War on Terrorism and appearances with the U.S. Air Force Band of the West (San Antonio) showcasing the music of David Holsinger, Alfred Reed and Frank Tichelli (Heritage Series concerts).
Mr. Robinson received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, Louisiana and his graduate degree from East Texas University (now Texas A & M at Commerce). His percussion instructors were the late Dr. John Raush, Mr. Eddie Kozak of Kozak Music Studio, the late Milt Jackson and Don Keipp.
Mr. Robinson uses a combination of SABIAN HHX Stage and Studio cymbals with his orchestral kit:
14″ Stage Hi Hats
14″ Studio Crash
16″ Studio Crash
18″ Stage Crash
20″ Stage Ride.