$3 Advance Tickets
$4 Online Tickets
$5 Day of Concert
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: At the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville State University, a diverse and inspiring faculty trained at some of the nation's premier institutions are active as performers, scholars, composers, and teachers. Students have rare opportunities to work closely with and learn from these artist-teachers individually and in a wide variety of ensemble, seminar, and classroom settings. An energetic student body is fully engaged in a wide variety of musical performance and learning activities, and all gain significant experience by playing key leadership roles within them. Dr. Thomas W. McCutchen directs Jacksonville State University’s Steel Band.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: A steel band is an ensemble comprising various types of steel drums, or pans as they are known, and a percussion section with drum set, congas, and other Latin percussion instruments. Steel pans are organized into a family of instruments, similar to the organization of the string family. In a steel band, different types of steel pan correspond to different musical registers and functions. High register instruments typically play the melody, whereas middle and low register instruments usually provide the accompaniment.
Musical styles from the Caribbean such as calypso, reggae, and salsa are often staples of the repertory, but a steel band is capable of performing any kind of music.
RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVELS: 6-12
GENERAL MUSIC STANDARDS MMSBC.6-7, MMSIC.6-7, MM8AC.6-7, MHSBC.6-7, MHSIC.6-7, MHSAC.6-7, MHSMC.6-7
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