NSU Steel Band to present concert April 29

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The Northwestern State University Steel Band will present a concert on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. on the Downtown Riverbank Stage in Natchitoches. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Oliver Molina will direct the Steel Band.

The Steel Band is comprised of instruments from the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The unique timbre and infectious dance beats make it a fun and exciting concert. The program will include some island classics such as “Limbo” and “Jump in the Line” as well as other familiar tunes by Bruno Mars, Journey and Jimmy Buffet.

The concert will include participants from the Second Annual NSU Steel Band Workshop which will be held Friday afternoon. The performers will learn to play steel drums that afternoon and perform on the concert that night.

Members of the Steel Band are Jackson Forester of Rowlett, Texas, Tatiana Chapman of Erath, Zachary Duhon and Kora Chauveaux of Lafayette, Anthony Flores of Los Fresnos, Texas, Roger Jones of Avondale, Cindy Pinkerton of Patterson, Arial Taylor of Bossier City, Mason Trumps of Pollock and Steven Wimberley of Pineville.