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EKU Steel Band Collaboration

 
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

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