Pan Camp! 2019 @ Barrels to Beethoven Education Space
Jun 7 – Aug 21 all-day

Join us for our 5th annual Pan Camp!

Pan Camp is a week-long program that takes a group of children new to the steelpan, performance, and instrumental music and teaches them steelpan and performance technique. During the week, children learn steelpan technique, performance skills, and the history and culture of the instrument, including the unique building process. Each aspect of the curriculum helps our young students to build confidence, be creative, think innovatively, and build their skills as we move through the week. Learning about the history and creation of the instrument inspires their creativity and increases their connection to the steelpan.

Our unique camp will not only teach students about the steelpan, our program also focuses on enhancing social skills and increasing self esteem, self awareness, and confidence while promoting personal expression and creativity. Pan Camp ends with a Community Showcase for family and friends.

Sessions: (Please note: each sessions takes place in a different location)

June 17th-21st 9am-12pm Community Forge

July 15th-19th 9am-12pm TBD

August 5th-9th 9am-12pm St. Edmunds Academy

Cost: $175 per session

**Scholarships available for all programs. Contact us for more information:

*Healthy snacks will be provided. Please let us know if your child has a food allergy.

Scholarships Available!

Pan Camp is funded in part by the Pittsburgh Foundation of Pittsburgh, A.W. Mellon Grant

About Us

Barrels to Beethoven is dedicated to the preservation, education, and innovation of the steelpan. Founded in 2014 by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, Barrels to Beethoven provides engaging, entertaining, and interactive opportunities for the public, especially young people, to learn the accurate history of the instrument, the building and tuning process, music theory, and technique. Leigh started the organization as a way to recognize and continue her father’s work. The mission of the organization is to provide impactful arts and cultural education to the community as well as sustain the instrument. In addition to learning music theory, science, innovation, and technique, kids who participate in our steelpan education programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development.

Ontario Pan Alive Show Competition @ Allan Lamport Stadium
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm

Percussion and steelpan presented by Toronto Caribbean Carnival and the Ontario Steelband Association.

Steelband Educators Workshop @ Exodus Panyard
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day

Join us for a 3-day hands-on workshop at Exodus’ Panyard. Learn how to practically apply music theory to improvication, composition and music-making. Guide your students toward a lifetime of making, composing and playing music of their choice. Featuring: Dr. Kim Johnson, Vanessa Headley M. M., Malika Green M. M., Atiba Williams M. M.

Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Festival @ Emslie Horniman's Pleasance
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A day long music festival celebrating the pioneers of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Renegades Steel Orchestra – The Big Bach @ Rendsburg, NordArt Carlshütte
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm

Das Renegades Steel Orchestra unter der Leitung von Desmond Waithe spielt Bach-Hits mit Calypso-Zauber.

Bach ist universal und hat Künstler durch alle Jahrhunderte dazu angeregt, sich schöpferisch mit ihm auseinanderzusetzen. Das SHMF begibt sich auf eine spannende Erkundungsreise durch das Laboratorium der kreativen Prozesse.
»Nicht Bach, sondern Meer sollte er heißen«, soll Beethoven gesagt haben, und Robert Schumann konstatierte: »Bach’en ist meiner Ueberzeugung überhaupt nicht beizukommen; er ist incommensurabel«. Der »alte« Bach« war spätestens seit Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts immer auch der große Bach. Heute wird er so viel gespielt, dass es schwer ist, ihn noch mal neu zu entdecken. Genau das versucht das SHMF mit seiner Konzertreihe »The Big Bach«. Hauptdarsteller sind dabei nicht die Stars der Alte-Musik-Szene, sondern eine Steel Band aus Trinidad und Tobago, die einige der beliebtesten Bach-Stücke auf ungewöhnlichem Instrumentarium präsentiert, ein Saxophonquartett, das unter anderem das »Italienische Konzert« aufpoliert, und ein großes Orchester, das die sinfonischen Dimensionen des Thomaskantors erfahrbar macht. Eine besondere Rolle spielt zudem der ungewöhnliche Ort, das Kunstwerk Carlshütte, eine stillgelegte Eisengießerei mit ihrer monumentalen Fabrikarchitektur. Diese Fabrikhalle bildet den architektonischen Rahmen für eine Neubegegnung mit der Musik Bachs in einem nicht durch »Hörtraditionen« vordefinierten Raum. Der Zuhörer wird durch die Präsentationsform wieder für die Kunst Bachs sensibilisiert, indem er im vermeintlich Altbekannten neue Hörerlebnisse geboten bekommt.

Das Projekt »The Big Bach« wird gefördert durch die ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Hamburg.

Steelband Rafzerfeld @ Freibad Rafz/Wil
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm

Konzert der Steelband Rafzerfeld, ab 18:00 Uhr gibt es Thai-Curry im Reisring. Findet nur bei trockener Witterung statt.

Extempo Steelband @ Restaurant Goldenberg
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Extempo Steelband auf der Terrasse des Restaurants Goldenberg. Nur bei trockener Witterung. Auskunft über Durchführung gibt das Restaurant ab 14.30 Uhr. Reservation empfohlen.

Extempo Steelband @ Restaurant Goldenberg
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Extempo Steelband auf der Terrasse des Restaurants Goldenberg. Nur bei trockener Witterung. Auskunft über Durchführung gibt das Restaurant ab 14.30 Uhr. Reservation empfohlen.

Caribbean Steelpan Connextion live at Carifesta Grand Market @ Queen's Park Savannah
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

Caribbean Steelpan Connextion Ensemble is pleased to inform all steelpan lovers and music aficionados of its participation at the Carifesta Grand Market. The 10-piece ensemble will perform live at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

CSC Musical Director Kwesi Paul and local reggae gospel artiste Joel Positive Murray at a 2018 concert held by CSC
The ensemble’s musical directors are Mr Kwesi Paul and Andre Robley. Both are exceptionally seasoned musicians in the international fraternity.

In keeping with the project theme of the Grand Market, The Streets of the Caribbean, Caribbean Steelpan Connextion promises visitors and patrons, a highly eclectic medley that is reminiscent of the various moods and sounds of the participating countries. This includes calypso, reggae, zouk, soca and latin-infused pop. Mr. Andre Robley, the group’s assistant manager, further explained that each song has been carefully selected to demonstrate the versatility of the national instrument.

To date, Caribbean Steelpan Connextion has built a stellar portfolio inclusive of its representation of the CARICOM Region in Kazakhstan in 2017, performances before the Attorney General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Fiesta Plaza and the Miss Trinidad and Tobago World Pageant. They are also the first runner-up of the annual We Beat 5-a-side competition, which was held in St. James, earlier in June.

Caribbean Steelpan Connextion can be found on all popular social media sites and will soon commission their website.

Yokohama Steelpan Festa @ Nippon Maru Memorial Park
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Yokohama Steelpan Festa 2019.