Please welcome our newest members!

Please welcome Keegan Obernauf, Harley Núñez , and Joshua Sommers to the University of Akron Steel Drum Band!  These guys are off to a great start and are wearing our new 40th Anniversary t-shirts too!  Keegan is from Mentor, OH, Harley is from Louisville, OH, and Joshua is from North Kingsville, OH.  Now go practice!  

Chase Dunaway is from Peoria, IL and just graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in percussion performance.  At WIU, he studied percussion with UA alum and former artistic director of the UA Steel Drum Band, Dr. Richard Kurasz.  Welcome and nice shirt!

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  • 40th Annivesary Commemorative T-shirt

    $20.00

    Celebrate 40 years of the University of Akron Steel Drum Band with our new t-shirt!

  • Don Drumm Commemorative Pendants

    $20.00$30.00

    Custom designed by local artist, Don Drumm, these pendants commemorate the University of Akron Steel Drum Band’s forty year anniversary.  They come in three sizes: small, medium, and large.  The small and medium sized have the option of being a necklace pendant or one that can be pinned on.  The large pendant can be displayed by a short loop, or makes a great desktop paperweight.  Remember, all proceeds support scholarship programs for University of Akron percussion students.

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    Be like Mia and support the band with our new shirt!  Designed by University of Akron art students!

  • Puttin’ The Shoes On!

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    Download the entire CD in mp3 format.

    In 1983, the band’s first milestone was achieved by recording the album “Puttin’ the Shoes On!”  In January of 1987, the University of Akron Steel Drum Band became the only ensemble of its kind from the United States to travel to Trinidad and study performance, rehearsal techniques, and style from the masters of the instrument.

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