SFA Steel Band to perform
March 20, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Members of the SFA Steel Band, White Oak freshman Tyler Caldwell (left) and Kennedale freshman Joseph Alvarado, perform at a recent event at The Cole Art Center. The Steel Band will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Cole Concert Hall.
The 12-member ensemble performs with a full set of steel pans (made from 55-gallon oil drums), an electric bass guitar, drum set and a large array of Latin percussion-or as they say in Trinidad, the "Engine Room," explained Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion and the group's director.
The program includes Caribbean favorites "Rant and Rave," "Brazil" and "Maryanne," as well as American popular music such as "Black Magic Woman," Come on, Eileen" and "Fragile."
Harris invites everyone to don a Hawaiian shirt and join the group for a memorable evening of fun, excitement and, of course, the traditional Limbo dance - a featured event at every SFA Steel Drum Band performance.
The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.
Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.