The University of Rio Grande Symphonic Band will welcome the West Union High School Steel Drum Band as guest musicians for its annual Fall Concert at the John W. Berry Fine and Performing Arts Theater at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.
The Steel Drum ensemble will begin the concert by featuring four recent arrangements displaying the instrument’s unique style. The Symphonic Band will then perform a variety of concert music. Both groups will close the concert with a performance of two Latin tunes, “Kenetic Dances” and “Danza Cubanas.”
West Union Steel Drum Band, under the direction of Carl Schneider, was formed in 1995 and has grown to over 60 players, including an adult band. Each summer the West Union group holds a week long performing arts camp here on the campus of Rio Grande University. The concert is free to the public.
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