Eric Rath

Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, arranger and composer. In addition to his day-to-day duties as a Band Director, Mr. Rath serves as adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Amarillo College. 

Mr. Rath is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received both his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Arts Degree. While at WT, he studied percussion with Dr. Susan Martin Tariq and was a member of the Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Gary Garner, then Mr. Don Lefevre. 

As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through TRN Music, C. Alan Publications, Tapspace Publications, HoneyRock Publications, and Eric Rath Music. Mr. Rath’s compositions have been performed at the Midwest Clinic and the Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention. Mr. Rath, along with Ralph Hicks, is co-author of the percussion ensemble collection, Beyond Basic Percussion: Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance (Tapspace Publications). 

Mr. Rath is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and also regularly performs with the Amarillo Opera. Mr. Rath is active as an in-demand freelance percussionist as well as a member on the worship team at his church. He is also a former member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Rath resides in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife Kayla, and their children Regan, Grant and McKinley. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is an alumnus and former chapter president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also proud to be an Innovative Percussion Artist as well as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).



A creative arrangement of a timeless classic written specifically for vibraphone.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$16.00
A creative arrangement of a timeless classic written specifically for vibraphone.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$14.00
A creative, practical, and fun collection of 10 beginning percussion ensembles with DVD of performances, techniques, audio, and more.
Duration: 1:30–2:40 each | Level: Easy to medium-easy | Personnel: 4-10 players
$89.00
One of the most recognizable holiday tunes, brilliantly arranged for a med-easy level percussion ensemble.
Duration: 2:45 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 11-14
$35.00
One of the most recognizable holiday tunes, brilliantly arranged for a med-easy level percussion ensemble.
Duration: 2:45 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 11-14
$33.00
Expose younger students to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments while having fun in the process!
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8–10 players
$30.00
Expose younger students to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments while having fun in the process!
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8–10 players
$27.00
A medium level ragtime piece arranged for a xylophone soloist and marimba quartet.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
A medium level ragtime piece arranged for a xylophone soloist and marimba quartet.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2-6 players
$18.00
Younger groups will benefit from multitasking and timing control in this super fun, groove-based piece!
Duration: 2:20 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 6–7 players
$30.00
Younger groups will benefit from multitasking and timing control in this super fun, groove-based piece!
Duration: 2:20 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 6–7 players
$27.00
A more advanced ragtime piece by Scott Joplin full of ornaments, fast rolls, and tricky syncopations.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
A more advanced ragtime piece by Scott Joplin full of ornaments, fast rolls, and tricky syncopations.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$18.00
Daily, FUN classroom routines and play-along tracks for beginning percussion
Level: Easy
$16.00
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$45.00
One of the most famous ragtime pieces ever composed by the genre’s most famous composer!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
One of the most famous ragtime pieces ever composed by the genre’s most famous composer!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$18.00
Exercises students actually look forward to! This collection of daily classroom routines for intermediate percussion takes fundamentals to the next level!
Level: Medium
$18.00
A creative ensemble to further the techniques on accessory percussion instruments for the young performing ensemble.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8 players
$30.00
A creative ensemble to further the techniques on accessory percussion instruments for the young performing ensemble.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8 players
$27.00
Written for 12 players, this arrangement is punctuated and varied and will bring a refreshing addition of classic literature to any percussion ensemble concert.
Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 12 players
$35.00
Written for 12 players, this arrangement is punctuated and varied and will bring a refreshing addition of classic literature to any percussion ensemble concert.
Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 12 players
$32.00
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