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.

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.

Pan Sweet Pan Solidarity Concert @ MHTL Starlift Steel Orchestra
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

Pan Sweet Pan Solidarity Concert. Support pan, your national instrument. Featuring over 12 steelband: All Stars, Desperadoes, Supernovas, Silver Stars, Katzenjammers, Couva Joylanders, St. James Tripolians and more. Food & Drinks on sale. Doors open at 5pm.

UK National Steelband Panorama Competition @ Emslie Horniman's Pleasance Park
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

UK National Steelband Panorama Competition. 2018 defending champions Mangrove take on CSO, Ebony, Metronomes, Pan Nation and Phase One.

Ökumenisches Frauensommerfest @ Kath. Kirchgemeinde Maria Lourdes
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

Einladung zum ökumenischen Frauensommerfest in Seebach. Geniessen Sie einen erfrischenden Apéro, den wir – schönes Wetter vorausgesetzt – in unserem Garten offerieren. Nach einem feinen Znaht sorgt die Steelband Calaloo für Unterhaltung.

Extempo Steelband @ Konzertsegel
Sep 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Extempo Steelband beim Konzertsegel an der Seepromenade in Radolfzell. Nur bei schönem Wetter. Auskunft über die Durchführung gleichentags ab 9 Uhr auf der Webseite.

Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra @ Rämisches Amphitheater
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Das Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra wird am Avenches Tattoo teilnehmen. Das Avenches Tattoo wird in der magischen Stätte der römischen Arena von Avenches durchgeführt. Das im 1. Jahrhundert erbaute Amphitheater ist einzigartig in der Schweiz. Es bietet grossen kulturellen und musikalischen Events einen einmaligen Rahmen. Die Arena hat eine Kapazität von 5000 Sitzplätzen – alle mit hervorragender Sicht auf die Aufführung. Auch die Akustik ist auf allen Plätzen perfekt.

Steel Parrots @ Zulauf AG
Sep 7 @ 2:30 pm

Steel Parrots Steelband vor der Südseebar im Gartencenter Zulauf. In einem anderen Treibhaus ist gleichzeitig eine grosse Gartenbahnausstellung, beim Bahnhof ist ein Bahnfest mit Festwirtschaft. Für die Kinder hat ein einen Spielplatz gleich nebenan.