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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    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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