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Percussion Ensemble/Steel Drums


University students have the opportunity to participate in several unique percussion experiences. Participation in the various ensembles is by audition during the first week of classes in the fall semester. Traditional percussion ensemble experience includes membership in the Percussion Ensemble/Marimba Ensemble. Participation in these two ensembles requires a strong background in performance of numerous traditional percussion instruments.

The Steel Drum Band is available for students with an interest in music of the Caribbean. The Steel Drum Band experience is offered at both the beginning and advanced performance levels.

Students with a basic understanding of note reading and some keyboard experience will find the world of playing a steel pan a great experience.