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Steel Revolution Concert Postponed by Weather Concerns
Location: Martha Washington Square
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Continuing the tradition of opening its annual Concert Series with a free, family-friendly outdoor concert, the Music Department at Washington College will present the festive Caribbean-inspired sounds of Steel Revolution on Monday evening, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. [CANCELLED BY THREATENING WEATHER]
This campus ensemble consists of 11 performers on 27 steel drums, drum set, and auxiliary percussion. The ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional Trinidadian soca/calypsos, to classical, reggae, rock and roll, and popular music. In addition to entertaining, Steel Revolution seeks to educate its audiences about Trinidadian culture and the origins of steel pans.
The director of the steel band, Assistant Professor of Music John Leupold, has arranged most of the songs the group performs. He began performing steel drums in 2001 at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and has since studied steel drum performance on two research trips to Trinidad.
Steel Revolution’s Sept. 21 performance will take place on Martha Washington Square, the brick terrace adjacent to the Gibson Center for the Arts. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. For more on the Concert Series, visit washcoll.edu/concert.