Lalo Davila
Lalo Davila
(b. October 25, 1956)
Lalo Davila is currently Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Lalo received his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A & M Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas.

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Lalo has extensive experience as an educator, composer, author, and performer. Lalo was named in "Nashville's Top Five 1998 Percussionist of the Year" category. Lalo spent three years (1984-1986) performing and instructing with the University of North Texas Percussive Arts Society Championship Drum Line, and his MTSU drum-line received first place awards at the P.A.S. indoor competition in 2001 and 2004. Lalo has served as an instructor for the Phantom Regiment, Sky Ryders, Blue Colts, and the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. He has toured with many artists including the Take 6 summer 1996 tour of Japan. Other performances include: the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Chamber Chorus, the Nashville Ballet, Sixpence None The Richer, Clay Walker, Vikki Carr, Allen Vizzutti, Arturo Sandoval, and Shari Lewis to name a few. Mr. Davila has recently performed percussion and lead vocals for the American Bible Society CD project and can also be heard on Kirk Whalum's Grammy-nominated CD "Hymns in the Garden." Currently, Lalo performs with several Latin groups including Orkesta Eme Pe. Most recently, Lalo's voice can be heard both as Jafar in Disney's Dual Language Series "Aladdin," and in the 2012 DreamWorks movie "People Like Us." He plays percussion on the PlayStation Game Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

Known as an outstanding clinician and adjudicator, Lalo has conducted clinics throughout the United States, Australia, Paris, Mexico, Sweden, Cuba, and Japan. He is the author of Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos and Play at First Sight. Lalo is an active clinician/performer for the Pearl Corporation, Row-Loff Productions, Avedis Zildjian Co., Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, and EVANS Drumheads.
 
 
Works By Lalo Davila
7 Down | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


A La Escuela | by Lalo Davila
From Latin Cuisine (not sold individually)


Asi Bailo Yo! | by Lalo Davila
Grade III Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Baila Conmigo | by Lalo Davila
From Latin Cuisine (not sold individually)


Item:18CS11 | Better Call SoSal | by Lalo Davila
Medium Concert Ensemble


Big Ben | by Lalo Davila
Grade II Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Item:17CS5 | Bim Bam Boom | by Noro Morales / arr. Lalo Davila
Medium Percussion Ensemble


Buckingham Palace | by Lalo Davila
Grade III Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Coconut Tea | by Lalo Davila
Grade IV Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Come On Seven | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:1018 | Contemporary Rudimental Studies & Solos | Lalo Davila
The book comes with 2 CD's that include the individual rudiments performed at different tempos as well as musical accompaniment for the recorded solos.


Item:01CS5 | Cruzin' Jamaica | by Lalo Davila
Medium Percussion Ensemble w/Rhythm Section


Item:00MAR05 | Cuban Dance | by Tom Reynolds & Lalo Davila arr. by Julie Davila.
Medium-Advanced Marching Feature


D.D.T. Banned | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Dance of the Penguins | by Lalo Davila
Grade II Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Danielle's Cha Cha Cha | by Lalo Davila
From the Groovesicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:0809 | De Janeiro Daze | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Don't Answer That! | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Double or Nothing | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Drag To Be Single | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Dragadiddledooooo! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:98CS3 | Dun't Be Blue Mon | by Lalo Davila
Medium Percussion Ensemble w/Rhythm Section


Item:07CS5 | El Caribe | by Lalo Davila
Medium Concert Ensemble w/Optional Steel Drums


Item:CSS006 | El Gran Temblor | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Timpani Solo


Eleven Lords a Leaping | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:94CS6 | Fiesta Latina | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Percussion Ensemble w/Rhythm Section


Fifteen to Life | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Final Lap | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:0909 | Fire In The Groove | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Fla! Fla! Fla! Ma-Que! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Flam Bake | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Flam Tappin' Boogie | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Flamenco | by Lalo Davila
Grade IV Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Four What Four? | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Fourteen Minus One | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Gimme Five | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Go Ahead, Make My Drag | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:9701 | Gotta Have It Hot | by Lalo Davila
Easy Marching Feature


Hey! Lesson To Me! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:02CS4 | High Voltage | by Lalo Davila
Medium Novelty Ensemble


Hop On, Hop Off | by Lalo Davila
Grade IV Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Inverta Flack | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


It Was No Accent Dent | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:13CS4 | Jamaican Me Crazy, Mon! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Concert Ensemble


Item:9802 | Jorge El Loco | by Lalo Davila
Easy Marching Feature


Just Bring The Soca | by Lalo Davila
From Latin Cuisine (not sold individually)


La Polka Loca | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:05ART01 | La Vida Es Un Carnaval | by Victor Robert Daniel arr. by Lalo Davila.
Medium Percussion Ensemble


Item:07MAR03 | La Vida Es Un Carnaval Batteria | by Victor Robert Daniel arr. by Julie Davila & Lalo Davila.
Medium Marching Feature


Item:10CS3 | Latin Cuisine | by Lalo Davila
A collection of four Easy Latin Concert Ensembles for seven players
A La Escuela (2:01)
Just Bring The Soca (2:24)
Baila Conmigo (1:32)
Por La Ruth (1:49)


Little Mo' Diddle For the Money | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Ma and Pa Diddle | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:0409 | Mambolero | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Marisa's Merengue | by Lalo Davila
From the Rhythmsicles Collection (not sold individually)


May I Please Have A Roll? | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:MSS028 | Mi Casa Su Casa | by Lalo Davila
Easy Snare Drum Duet


Mi Cha Cha Pa' Ti | by Lalo Davila
From the Jamsicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:95CS4 | Mo Java | by Lalo Davila
Medium Percussion Ensemble w/Rhythm Section


Niner Fortyniner | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Number One On Your List | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Nuttin' But the Blues | by Lalo Davila
Grade III Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Of Kings And Men | by Lalo Davila
Grade III Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Ol' Mill Creek Road | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:97CS4 | Para Rafa | by Lalo Davila
Medium Concert Ensemble


Para Todos | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Patalones Flojos | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Pick Up Six | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Por La Ruth | by Lalo Davila
From Latin Cuisine (not sold individually)


Item:14CS7 | Que Viva El Carnaval! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Percussion Ensemble


Razzberry City | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Tenor Drum Solo (from the book: Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques & Solos)


Rin Ten Ten | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:96CS2 | Ritmo Suave | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Percussion Ensemble w/Rhythm Section


Item:05CS5 | Rockin' Rickie Rocket | by Lalo Davila
Medium Novelty Ensemble


Rockin' Rickie Rocket, Jr. | by Lalo Davila
From the Noveltysicles Collection (not sold individually)


Ruff The Magic Dragon | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Sam Flam's Disco | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Samba del 'Boro | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:9409 | Sambalero | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Item:13CS14 | ScoJo Madness | by Lalo Davila & Scott Johnson
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Second To One | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:99CS2 | Short Circuits | by Lalo Davila
Medium Novelty Ensemble (Includes Play Along CD)


Silent Merry Christmas | arr. Lalo Davila
From the Icesicles Collection (not sold individually)


Single Diddle-Diddle The Cat With The Fiddle | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Single Dip Please | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:M105 | Soca da Groove | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Marching Feature


Soulful Strut | by Lalo Davila
Grade IV Timpani Solo (from the book: Timp-Tastic)


Item:08CS7 | Soy Del Barrio | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Percussion Ensemble


Item:9304 | Spooky | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Suenos | by Lalo Davila
Intermediate Marimba Solo (from the book: Impressions On Wood)


Swiss Army Ants | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


The Real Maque | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:M503 | Tico's Way | by Lalo Davila
Medium Marching Feature


Item:WSS003 | Timp-Tastic | by Lalo Davila
10 timpani solos, Grades II - IV, for 2, 3 & 4 drums.


Item:M204 | Tocando Mi Timbal | by Lalo Davila
Easy Marching Feature


Triple Decker Special | by Lalo Davila
Medium-Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Triple Paradise | by Lalo Davila
Easy-Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Item:WSS007 | Uncommon Duos | by Lalo Davila
A not-so-common collection of 9 duets for timpani and snare drum. Enjoy these easy to intermediate pieces for performance or festival competition. Performance notes included!


What's The Buzz All About? | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


Yo! Whas Down? | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


You Dirty Rat | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


You're 17! Not 21! | by Lalo Davila
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos)


 
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