This camp is taught by Mr. Ehlers (McCallum Band Director), CJ Menge (founder of Inside Out Community Steel Band, National Steel Pan Clinician, PAS World Music Committe Member), and Emily Lemmerman (owner of Barracuda Steel drums). All three instructors have been to Trinidad and performed in both Panorama and Carnival and have many years of experience teaching pan. Emily has also tuned for many of the top bands in the world (including Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpes band Phase II Pan Groove last year). We compose and arrange all new music for the camp, which always includes a few recent carnival tunes from Trinidad. In addition to the steel pan rehearsals, we spend some time covering Brazilian Samba drumming, and Emily Lemmerman presents a steel pan tuning clinic as well.
No experience necessary! This camp is open to students in 7th-12th grade and all experience levels. Please click here for more information and registration.