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.

NHCP Film Screening @ Acklam Village Market
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrating the success from the past years of the Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers festival. Footage over the years featuring performances from: Janet Kay, Victor Romero, Carroll Thompson, Mangrove Steelband, Sir Coxsone.

Concert & Dine – Karibik-Night @ Linde Weiningen
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Swiss Jungle Drummers die Top Steelband aus Dietikon/Geroldswil.

Die attraktive und moderne Steelband besteht aus ca. 15 Mitgliedern im Alter von 10 bis 60 Jahren. Die Band wurde 2007 vom Berufsmusiker Roger Küng gegründet. Der musikalische Anspruch ist sehr hoch und deshalb zählt sie zu den Top Steelbands in der Szene. Geniessen Sie einen Abend in Karibischer Ambiente und Holiday-Feeling pur.

Annual Birthday Bash @ Kaiso Blues Cafe
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Ken & Crew will be hosting its Annual Birthday Bash for Steelpan Icon Dr. Anthony Williams.

Pan is Sweet Competition @ Roulette Intermedium
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel Orchestra Presents PAN IS SWEET (Steelband Competition). Participating bands: Blue Diamonds, CASYM, Crossfire, Genesis, Harmony, Pan Evolution, Steel Sensation.

Grand 1-2-3 Plus Extravaganza @ Despers Pan Yard
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Northern Region of Pan Trinbago presents Grand 1-2-3 Plus Extravaganza “Let’s celebrate with the regional champs” at Despers Panyard.

Mighty Sparrow & CASYM Steel Orchestra @ Summerstage Springfield Park
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Before he became the “Calypso King of the World” or even the Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco was first dubbed “Little Sparrow” on account of his wildly energetic performance on stage. Ever since his first hits “Jean and Dinah” (1956) and “Carnival Boycott” (1957), the Grenada-born Trinidadian calypso vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist has balanced both romance and politics, carrying the torch for Trinidadian Calypso for more than 60 years. He has been recognized by songwriters including Bob Dylan and Van Dyke Parks for his genius as a political and romantic wordsmith. Sparrow is presented in association with Rolling Fork Music. He’s supported by the CASYM Steel Orchestra of a East Flatbush, Brooklyn multi-cultural, multi-ethnic program (Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Youth Movement) founded in 1983 that educates young people of all backgrounds on the Steel Pan (steel drum) art form through academic, recreational, social and cultural activities.

Extempo Steelband @ Haslisee
Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm

Extempo Steelband am Haslisee. Nur bei schönem Wetter. Auskunft über die Durchführung gleichentags ab 10 Uhr auf der Webseite angegeben.

The Ellie Mannette Festival of Steel @ Clarion Hotel Morgan
Jul 7 – Jul 13 all-day

Memorial Celebrtion of Dr. Ellie Mannette with master classes, panel discussions and performances. Meet us in beautiful Morgantown, West Virginia for a week-long summer camp music festival celebrating the steel pan art-form through performance and education.

Extempo Steelband @ Konzertmuschel
Jul 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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