Butler School of Music
Steel Pan Ensemble

The UT Steel Pan Ensemble is an outreach organization within the University of Texas at Austin Percussion Department and School of Music. The ensemble is based on the competition bands that originated in Trinidad and Tobago throughout the later half of the 20th Century. Made up of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in nearly every college in the University, the Steel Pan Ensemble is a diverse group with a variety of repertoire. From the traditional calypso and soca styles of Trinidad and Tabago to today's pop music, the group consists of over 12 players and nearly 28 steel pans.

"How do you hire them?"

The UT Steel Pan Ensemble plays at events on campus and throughout the Austin community. The type of event varies from dinners for new faculty members to national meetings and events at the Austin Convention Center. It is a versatile performing ensemble that can meet the needs of any special event. To hire the UT Steel Pan Ensemble. Please contact the director, David Saad

How to join

Participation is open to all students. While no prior experience is required, regular attendance throughout the semester is encouraged. For more information please contact David Saad

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