A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however furtile, without cultivation.

                                         - Cicero




 The steel bands from Cuesta Community Programs will be

performing live at SLO's Downtown Farmers' Market on

 Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6-8:45 PM.  

Come and join the fun!


Registration is through Cuesta Community Programs

Cuesta.edu/communityprograms or 805-546-3132


Aircut Music and Cuesta College Community Programs are proud to present A Day of Percussion featuring world-classclinician, Jeff Narell(steel pan performer, composer and educator), Darrell Voss (Jazz Drummer and Cuesta College Percussion Faculty), John Astaire (Cal Poly Percussion Faculty and Polyrhythmics Director) Polyrhythmics(Cal Poly Percussion Ensemble), Blair Helsing (Percussionist, Electronic Percussion), Patty Dee (Director of Cuesta Steel Bands), and Cuesta Steel Bands- Beginning and Intermediate.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

1 PM

Cuesta College Associated Students Center - Room 5401

San Luis Obispo Campus

Tickets: $12 General Admission/Free Parking

Ticket Purchase:  Tickets.Cuesta.edu

For Information:

Patty Dee



Performances and hands-onclinics will be presented inworld, drum set, orchestral and electronic percussion.  All ages are welcome to attend.  This event is an incredible opportunity to experience quality music and be inspired by these professional percussionists.

Fall Steelband Classes 2018!

Starting in September 2018, we are offering 11-week sessions.  Both Beginning and Intermediate classes will learn and perform an array of musical pieces of differing genres.  Beginning Steel Band is an introduction level to steel drums geared for students who love the sound of steel drums and would like to play in a community steel band.  This hands-on class welcomes complete beginners, as well as schooled musicians.  Intermediate steel band is for those who have steel drum experience and ready for more challenging music. In these classes, students work on a variety of musical genres in a 4-part ensemble.  Rhythm skills, technical skills and cultural aspects are addressed.  Class pace moves according to the skill level of enrolled participants.  Instruments are provided.  Class culminates with a live performance at SLO's Downtown Farmers' Market.  Prepare to have fun!