Geritt W. Davenport, pronounced /Jer-it/, (ASCAP) is a multifaceted composer and arranger with musical work spanning a variety of mediums from the concert stage and commercial media, to the marching arts. He is a native of Rockdale, Texas and studied music composition at the University of North Texas. Davenport is the founder of T.U.X. People's Music Publishing and his professional associations include the Society of Composers Inc., American Composers Forum, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Davenport’s teachers have included Kirsten Soriano Broberg, Joseph Klien, Louise Fristensky, Lee “Sparky” Thomason, Bruce Broughton, and Jacob Thiede. Since his embark into music, Davenport strives to continually captivate and inspire audiences through a variety of works and genres. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to perform with numerous ensembles across the United States. Some of these groups include the Rockdale Communities in Concert Band, the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (2015-16), the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2017), various UNT Concert Ensembles, the UNT Green Brigade, the UNT African Percussion Ensemble, the UNT “Grammy Nominated Funky Fresh Basketball Jazz Band”, the UNT Volleyball Band, and more. Davenport’s music for the concert stage and marching arts are available through T.U.X. People’s Music and his commercial music can be found through his personal site, Mandaloriamusic.com.