We hope that you will join us in celebrating Carnival, Spring, and in-person music with Inside Out Steelband! This combined performance will feature the Inside Out Community Steelband, the McCallum High School Knights of Steel, and the McCallum High School Samba Knights.
This performance is free and family friendly!
The Northern Illinois University Steelband will perform at the DeKalb Public Library.
According to a news release, the concert will feature music styles that will highlight the profundity and versatility of the steelpan.
The NIU Steelband was formed in 1973 and was the first active steelband formed at an American university. The NIU Steelband ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and the globe, including a performance in front of 18,000 fans at Yankee stadium. The NIU Steelband regularly appears in concert at public schools, universities, conventions, and arts series and has several recordings of their songs.
The concert is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend the event.
Pan Rocks with Tracy Thornton in the Beautiful Historical Wasco HS Auditorium with Wasco Union High School’s “High Groove Steelers”! If you’re in the Wasco, CA area they’d love to see you there with them!
Escape to the Islands with the authentic steel drum sounds of the ASU Steely Pan Steel Band.
Tickets will include the concert and a tropical-themed dinner.
ASU students will travel from Boone to provide Steel Pan workshops at both East and West Middle schools on Thursday and Friday, as well.
The Steely Pan Steel Band consists of 22 performers and 41 steel drums, including drumset and percussion. The ensemble has gained quite a reputation performing at universities, art festivals, and all types of schools throughout the South. They were featured at both the North and South Carolina Music Teachers Conventions and have given clinics and performances at Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion.
The Steely Pan Steel Band was sponsored by WSOC Channel 9 in Charlotte as part of the city’s Spring Fest. The ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, to rock and roll, and even performs traditional Appalachian Mountain music. Any style of music can be played on steel drums and all ages are sure to be entertained!
Call the Hiddenite Center for reservations.
SOMISPO featuring Bill Summers and our two guest artists Daron Roberts and Josanne Francis!
A mighty mash-up of steel pans, strings and star power!
Pan Rocks ’22 blasts through Millet Hall this April with rockin’ riffs for steel drums and strings. Featuring Cromer/Flory Artists-in-Residence Mark Wood and Tracy Thornton, this rock n’ roll extravaganza combines performances by Miami Steel Drum band with Miami and four area high school orchestras.
The Eddie Van Halen of the Violin World according to PBS, Mark Wood is the premier electric violinist of his generation and an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Mark has dedicated his career to providing educators with the opportunity to ignite their students’ passions and to inspire students to open their minds and unlock their potential.
With hundreds of thousands of students reached, millions of dollars raised to help high school music departments across the US, and countless school orchestra programs saved from the chopping block because of funds raised through his efforts, Mark Wood has proven himself a man of ideas, action and results. Showing no signs of slowing down, the multi faceted visionary continues to write, perform, record, invent and inspire. As a matter of fact, Mark Wood is just getting started.
Pan Rocks is the brainchild of heavy metal drummer turned internationally recognized steelpannist, Tracy Thornton. Bringing as many steelpannists as possible on stage performing Rock music. Tracy has always dreamed of hearing Rock Music (his first love) performed on the Steelpan (his second love) on a stage with reckless abandonment./p>
The show is based on Tracy’s steelpan Pan Rocks albums which pay tribute to your favorite Rock, Heavy Metal and Punk Rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, The Who, Jane’s Addiction, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Green Day, Slayer, and Nirvana just to name a few.
Be thoroughly entertained by electric tunes and ringing pans at Pan Rocks ’22!
NIU Steelband, Steelband Studio, All-University Steelband and CSA Steelband
Liam Teague, director NIU Steelband
Joshua Bedeau and Jalen Charles, directors All-University Steelband
Yuko Asada, director CSA Steelband
My Funny Valentine by Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart
Mardra Thomas; vocals; *Reggie Thomas; bass
*Liam Teague, double seconds
Dream by Liam Teague*
Dedicated to the legacy of the late Clifford Alexis
Community School for the Arts (CSA) Steelband
O’ Trinidad (abridged) by Ray Holman, adapt. Yuko Asada+
Leave the Door Open by Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile II, and Christopher Brody Brown, arr. Yuko Asada+
Cradle Hymn by Kim André Arnesen, adapt. Joshua Bedeau
Concerto in d minor for piano and orchestra, K.466, Mvt. 1 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, trans. Yuko Asada+
Caravan by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, arr. Roberto De Leon
Landscapes-premiere performance by James Gourlay
Winter Landscapes Currents/Undercurrents High Sierra
James Gourlay, tuba
*Liam Teague, steelpan
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Moonlight”, Mvt. 1 by Ludwig Van Beethoven, adapt. Abe Breiling
All University Steelband
Joshua Bedeau, Jalen Charles; directors
Get Lucky by Daft Punk, feat. Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, arr. Rashunda Dorset-Headley
El Toro Mambo by Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizarraga, arr. Roberto De Leon
*Christopher Scanlon, director
NIU Steelband & DHS Steelband
Mambo Caliente by Arturo Sandoval, arr. Matthew Schneider
Can’t Stop the Feeling by J. Timberlake, M. Martin, Shellback, arr. Yuko Asada+
Also available on Live Webcast at: https://www.niu.edu/music/performances/index.shtml
A tribute to the grand master of Calypso. Featuring: Alexander D Great, Tobago Crusoe, De Admiral & other Calypsonians, followed by the Tabernacle Crew, and music by Smokey Joe.
The Virtual Steelpan Conference will be an interactive and innovative gathering of pannists, musicians, academics, and enthusiasts from a global network collaborating to establish and advance ideas for the enhancement and preservation of the steelpan art form. This event is PanNotation’s first conference. The Conference Committee would like to use its platform for sharing knowledge, discussing current topics, and networking with colleagues from around the world, among other ventures.
Liam Teague will explore “All Things Steelpan”. He will talk about the instrument’s history, construction, development of variously “voiced” steelpan instruments, its place in modern music, education trends and music repertoire, among other topics. While often associated with the sunny music of the Caribbean, the steelpan is a remarkably versatile percussion instrument that has evolved to encompass a family of instruments capable of producing any genre of music.
Attendees are asked to pre-register online.
Teague, who directs the internationally renowned Northern Illinois University Steelband, will be assisted by members of the steelband in demonstrating the instruments and playing some representative musical selections.
Teague is a professor of music and head of steelpan studies at NIU, and the recipient of an NIU Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor Award.