Winter/Spring 2019

Steel Drum Band Classes 

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

                                         - Cicero

Beginning Steel Band

Beginning Steel Band is an introduction level to steel drums geared for students of all ages 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.  In this class, 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.  Enrollment is limited. Class culminates with a live performance at SLO's Downtown Farmers' Market.

Mondays: 7-9 PM.  February 4-May 20, 2019.  NO CLASS ON 2/18, 3/11 and 4/1.  13 class meetings. Room 4710 at Cuesta College SLO campus.  Optional free Sunday workshops for practice included.

Intermediate Steel Band

 Intermediate Steel Band level is geared for students who have steel drum experience and are ready for more challenging material than is offered in beginning level.  Students new to steel drums should register for beginning level first.  Basic sheet music reading skills are preferred and students continue to expand on technical and musicianship skills.  This is a community steel band working on fun, exciting repertoire of different genres.  Instruments are provided.  Enrollment is limited.  Class will culminate with a live performance and SLOs Downtown Farmers' Market.

Thursdays: 7-9 PM.  February 7-May 23, 2019.  NO CLASS ON 2/21, 3/7 and 4/4.  13 class meetings.  Room 4710 at Cuesta College SLO campus. Optional free Sunday workshops for practice included.

Registration: $185 plus $75 materials fee. or 546-3132.


Enrollment is limited, sign up early!!


Parking: A Parking Permit is required on campus at all times except Sunday.  A $2 day permit can be obtained in parking machines in all major parking lots on campus (takes ones only-no change).  You can also purchase $30 semester permits from the Community Programs office (546-3132).