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 and all types of schools throughout the south. They were featured at both the North and South Carolina Music Teachers Conventions and have given clinic/performances at Percussive Arts Society's Day of Percussion. The Steely Pan Steel Band was sponsored by WSOC, channel 9, in Charlotte, N.C. as part of the cities Spring Fest and performed on the Fourth Ward stage. 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.
SPSB holds auditions each semester for new members. Any student is welcome to join, and steel pan experience is not necessary. For more information, visit our Auditions page.
Directed by Mr. Steve Barnhart firstname.lastname@example.org, the steel pan frequently performs on campus, around the state of North Carolina and throughout the region.
Steely Pan Steel Band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am – 11:50am. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1135.