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. A native of Rockdale, Texas; he began his ongoing musical journey by learning the piano and later the trumpet. Davenport began taking his first steps as a composer in the year 2011 and is currently studying music composition at the University of North Texas. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to perform in 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), multiple 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 teachers have included, Kirsten Soriano Broberg, Joseph Klien, Louise Fristensky, Lee “Sparky” Thomason, and Bruce Broughton. In 2016, he went on to establish a music publishing company, T.U.X. People's Music. Since his embark into music, Davenport strives to continually captivate and inspire audiences through a variety of works and genre. His professional associations include the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI), American Composers Forum (ACF), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Davenport’s music for the concert stage and marching arts are published by, T.U.X. People’s Music and his commercial music is available though his personal site, Mandaloriamusic.com.