Well, we are into week 2 already and the bands are starting to take shape! The Canboulay, Bacchanal, and Jouvert bands are getting back in the swing and working on some great material for the October concert! The first-year groups are also doing well as they all played some Baja and Marianne last week and made some great sounds. This week they will be hitting basic musical notation and rhythm, as well as begin their first full-length songs!
Please check back often, I’ll be trying to send weekly updates about Lion Steel and what we are doing.
Please make plans to see us perform in our Fall show: Wednesday evening, October 29th, 7:00pm in our Leon Auditorium. The show is FREE and open to the public!
Hello again to all our Lion Steel family and friends, glad you found our new website!
As we approach the 2014-15 year, I’m happy to report the pan room is ready and it is time for another set of steel bands to grace the stage at Leon! Believe it or not, we are approaching our 25th year at Leon and have grown AGAIN to a massive 7 students bands!!! This means we have about 170 students involved and playing steel pan! This year we also have a new addition to our staff: Shawn Fassig (Lion steel alumni!). He is beginning a career in steel pan teaching and I can’t be more excited to have him along for the ride!
This brand new website of ours will continue to improve so please visit often! Please take a minute to look around the website especially our YOUTUBE and PHOTO GALLERY tabs.
Mike Wendeln, director of Steel Bands