“What Carol is This?” is a medley of “What Child is This” and “Carol of the Bells” for steel drum ensemble. This performance took place on Sunday, December 3, 2017 Lakewood (CA) 1st Methodist Church.
Kristen Harper, Dave Gerhart – Lead Pan
Ross Harper – Double Tenor
Dave Beery – Double Seconds
Cynthia Perez Gerhart – Triple Guitars
Jackie Beery – 6 Bass
In/Exchange for String Quartet and Steel Pan. This video was filmed on April 19, 2016 at the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center.
Friction Quartet: Doug Machiz, Otis Harriel, Taija Warbelow, and Kevin Rogers
Steel Pan: Andy Akiho
This video features the live performance from PASIC 2012 (November 3, 2012). The session was called “Steel Band Literature: Standards, New Directions, Styles and Sources” and was directed Tony McCutchen (Jacksonville State University), Dave Gerhart (CSU, Long Beach) and C. J. Menge (Inside Out Steel Band). The performance featured over 60 faculty members from the US performing new literature for steel band.
If you are a percussionist, you should be a member of Percussive Arts Society and attend the yearly convention Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). Thanks to Joshua Simonds, Executive Director of PAS, for allowing this video to be posted.
Trini Yellowtail – Adam Mason
Very Much (A Lot) – Joshua Garrett
Spin Cycle – Brad Shores
PanSon – Dave Gerhart (more…)
Andy Akiho and Mariel Roberts perform Andy Akiho’s piece entitled, “21” (2008).
Mariel Roberts, Cello – Kick Drum – Loop Pedal
Andy Akiho, Steel Pan – Prepared Pan – Tambourine
Ney Rosauro is a Brazilian percussionist and composer who has written a lot of great percussion music. I first learned about his music when I played his Marimba Concerto No. 1 on my senior recital. This is a new piece for steel drum band that was commissioned and premiered by Dr. John Wooton and the SMU Steel Band.
For more information about the piece, visit Ney Rosauro’s website.
The results from Trinidad and Tobago’s Panorama 2016 are in and the winners are:
Large Conventional Steel Orchestras
1st place: 285 – Desperadoes
2nd place: 284 – Supernovas
3rd place: 283 – Phase II Pan Groove and Renegades
5th place: 282 – Invaders
6th place: 280 – Trinidad All Stars (more…)