Students in the Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Studio performed well at the Tierras South Texas Percussion Competition in December. This first-annual competition saw high schoolers and university students perform their works on either keyboard or snare drum. A&M-Commerce students finished as follows:
- Ashton Carter – 1st place in the Collegiate Snare Drum Category
- Genevieve Trant – 3rd place in the Collegiate Snare Drum Category
- Connor Trant – 2nd place in the Collegiate Keyboard Category
- Cameron Schreiber – 5th place in the Collegiate Keyboard Category
The TAMUC students represented four of the eight finalist spots for the competition, while no other school at the competition featured more than one finalist.