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Steel drum concert Saturday at BGSU PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:11
Student Paul Sansing (left) drums on bass pans with other members of the BGSU Steel Drum Ensemble during a rehearsal in Bowling Green, Ohio on March 11, 2013. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green State University’s Student Percussion Association will be hosting a steel drum concert on Saturday at 4 p.m. It will be Kelly Hall in the College of Musical Arts.
The concert will consist of a preformances by three bands — the Toledo School for the Arts steel drum band, Glass City Steel;  the BGSU Steel Pan Ensemble; and Pantasia from Findlay High School. they will perform individually as well as all three bands performing together in a finale of “mass band” selections.
Liam Teaguen, head of steelpan studies and associate professor of Music at Northern Illinois University, will also perform solos as well as with the BG Steel Pan ensemble, Pantasia and the Glass City Steel.
The concert will feature two songs written by Teaguen (Pearls and Hands Like Lightning) as well as many other Soca (soul calypso) standards by composers like Boogsie Sharpe, Ray Holman, and Ras Shorty.
Originally led by Bryan Stainbridge, the BGSU Steel Pan Ensemble has been around since 2009. Rob Desmond took over in 2011-2012 and is also the director of the Toledo School for the Arts steel drum band,Glass City Steel. He is a performer, composer, and arranger of steel pan music and has performed with ensembles across the world.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:27

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