Auditions for Prairie View A&M University

After a nationwide search, Dr. Timothy Zachery was chosen to head the Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm Band in July of 2012.

Dr. Zachery is tasked with enhancing the Marching Storm’s national reputation and shaping students, both academically and socially, while pushing them to higher levels of music performance.

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Tim Zachery hails from a background that is filled with music. He began playing the trumpet as a grade school student and went on to play with the Southern University Marching Band. He later earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Norfolk State University and his Doctor of Music Arts degree from Indiana University.

Tim Zachery is focused on giving his inner hope and love of music into as many young people as possible. In the spirit of a middle school teacher that set him straight so many years ago, Tim awakens every day charged with the responsibility of changing lives through his dedication to education and excellence, not just in performance, but also in life.

His quest will bring him to East Orange, New Jersey, on January 31, 2013, where he will review the East Orange Unified Marching Band (E.O.U.M.B.) under the direction of Mr. Frederick Goode.

Students will have the opportunity to audition for acceptance to the Prairie View A&M University’s music department. Some students will have the opportunity to receive both music as well as academic scholarships upon Dr. Zachary's recommendations.

Former Drum Major of our Band, Bria Douglas of East Orange, is currently attending Prairie View A&M University on a music scholarship. She continues to serve as an ambassador for the E.O.U.M.B. One of Bria’s former instructors, Ms. Syreeta Thompson, who currently works with the Marching Band, is a former class mate of Dr. Zachery, and has recommended that all of our students take a closer look at Prairie View, as she holds Dr. Zachery in the highest regards for furthering education.

Auditions will take place on 1/31/13 in the band room at The Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts, 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey.