The Eastern Kentucky University (Dr. Jason Koontz, director), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Dr. Andy Bliss, director), and the Appalachian State University (Dr. Diana Loomer, director) steelbands recently collaborated for a for a mass steelband Carnival celebration concert in downtown Knoxville at Market Square on Thursday April 11th.
The concert featured a combined 50+ piece steelband - a sound like no other, and featured various compositions and arrangements by Andy Narell, Cliff Alexis, Jason Koontz, and ending with "Year for Love," the winning arrangement for Trinidad & Tobago's Panorama Competition in 2018 (BP Renegades, arranged by Duvone Stewart).
Openeing the concert was the Karns Elementary School Steelband (Jessica Huffaker, director).
It was a beautiful evening with hundreds of people enjoying the sounds of the mass band and dancing in the square.
Published on April 18, 2019