COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: EDUCATOR / FREELANCE / United States Air Frce
Jarrett Robinett has been a member of the United States Air Force Band of Mid?
America since October of 2001. As an Air Force Musician, he has performed for U.S.
Presidents, Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Services, national broadcast audiences on both
television and radio, and live audiences across the country with nearly every ensemble
the band showcases; such as the nationally recognized Concert Band, the Lincolnland
Brass Quintet, the popular music group Starlifter, and numerous chamber music and
ceremonial groups. Jarrett co?founded one the chamber music groups, the Resonant
Elements Percussion Duo, that appeared at numerous percussion events around the
Prior to enlisting in the Air Force, Jarrett was the Director of Bands for Corning Public
Schools in Corning, AR. He served as a member of several summer percussion faculties
at various camps in the Southern United States during the summers of 1995?2000.
Jarrett also performed as a versatile musician in Arkansas, serving as the Timpanist for
the Northeast Arkansas Symphony, Principal Percussionist for the Pine Bluff Symphony
and as a section percussionist with both the Fort Smith and Conway Symphony
Orchestras. While a freelance percussionist, Robinett appeared in concert with Tom
Burritt in Piteå, Sweden, as a special guest on the 2001 Chautauqua Summer Chamber
Music Festival, and with music legend Ray Charles.
When not performing with the Air Force Bands, Jarrett instructs and adjudicates St.
Louis area student percussion ensembles. Past groups have included the award winning
Collinsville High School Bands in Collinsville, IL and the front ensemble for the O’Fallon
Marching Panthers in O’Fallon, IL. He has been a front ensemble technician for WGI
Finalist Gateway Percussion and is currently the Percussion Coordinator for the Triad
High School Band Marching Knights in Troy, IL. He is an active member of the
Percussive Arts Society, appearing as a clinician and soloist at PAS Days of Percussion,
Honor Band Festivals and various Universities around the Midwest. Jarrett is also
endorsed by PROMARK Drumsticks.