Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band
The Graceland Percussion Ensemble (MUSC1800 Chamber Ensemble Performance course) is open to students of all majors and minors. The group performs a variety of repertoire including classical Western pieces, contemporary music, world music (Brazilian, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, etc.), pop, transcriptions and more. The group rehearses twice a week and performs once per semester.
The Steel Deal Caribbean Pan Ensemble rehearses alongside the Percussion Ensemble (the Percussion Ensemble rehearses either Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30-1:45 p.m., and The Steel Deal rehearses on the other day). Steel drums are percussion instruments hailing from Trinidad and Tobago. The Steel Deal performs a variety of traditional Caribbean styles of music, arrangements and contemporary music adding a tropical twist to our concerts.
Enjoy the video below of highlights from the Graceland Percussion Ensemble and The Steel Deal Caribbean Pan Ensemble: