Steel Drum Ensemble
Tiger Steel, the Advanced Steel Drum Ensemble, specializes in the performance of calypso and soca music from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago — the birthplace of steel pans — but also performs a wide variety of styles from jazz, pop, and rock to classical, funk, and Latin. In addition to performing steel drum concerts on campus, in public schools, and at private events, recent performances include Universal Studios Orlando, Epcot Center at Disney World, the Arkansas Day of Percussion, and with Sforzata Steel Orchestra in Trinidad and Tobago.
Pan Jouvet, the Beginning Steel Drum Ensemble, is open to all OBU students — no audition or musical experience is necessary. Pan Jouvet members learn basic pan playing techniques and study the music and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. After one semester of participation, Pan Jouvet members may audition for Tiger Steel or choose to continue performing in Pan Jouvet.
For more information about Tiger Steel, visit www.obu.edu/percussion.