The Wimberley Concert Association presents in concert
the Texas State University Panorama Steel Band at Chapel in the Hills, Thursday, November 13th at 7:30 P.M.
The Texas State Panorama Steel Band was organized by Professor of Percussion Genaro Gonzalez in September 1989. The Panorama Steel Band features a variety of "pans" created from 55-gallon steel drums. One end of the drum is sunk to form the playing surface of the instrument. Different depths of pans result in tenor, double tenor, alto, guitar, cello, and bass sounds.
Steel drums originated on the island of Trinidad in the 1940's when Trinidad natives were forbidden to use conventional drums. A group of local musicians "jamming" in a junkyard began beating on metal, and the steel barrels discarded by the U.S. armed forces during World War II became a promising new percussion instrument. Since its inception in 1989, the Panorama Steel Band has performed before enthusiastic audiences in a variety of settings including state music conventions, University and community events and private functions. The Panorama Steel Band was honored with an invitation to perform at the Montreux Jazz and World Music Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. In addition to performances in Switzerland, the Panorama Steel Band has performed in Euro-Disney in Paris, France.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door at $5.00. Students are admitted free.
Wimberley Concert Association is a non-profit organization presenting quality concerts for over 27 years. Proceeds from its concerts provide grants to Wimberley arts organizations.
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