Department of Music

Steel Drum Ensemble

Lisa Indigo, Director

The UAF Steel Drum Ensemble performs calypso, latin, and jazz arrangements for Caribbean steel drums. The Steel Drum Ensemble is a very active performing group, generally giving ten to 15 performances a year. Likewise, the group plays for community events throughout the Alaskan interior. The group also rehearses and performs as part of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, with renowned pan player Tom Miller as the music director. Past performances by the Steel Drum Band include concerts in cooperation with the Percussive Arts Society, the Alaska Music Educator's Association, and the Northwest Percussion Festival.