4rd Annual Weekend Festival – Featuring Tom Miller!
Tom will be running rehearsals and do most of the teaching. Tom Miller’s vast experience as a performer, composer, arranger and educator of steel drum music has made him one of the most respected and sought after steel drum soloists and clinicians today. Tom has performed worldwide with his own popular steel drum group Pan Ramajay, and other notable jazz and world music artists. Tom has added his unique style of percussive touch to numerous studio recordings covering a variety of musical styles with artists such as Grammy award winners, Allison Krause and the late John Denver. His playing is featured on film scores for the movies, Commando, Nina Takes a Lover, and the Mystic Masseur, as well as ads for Minute Maid, Sony and the popular SIMs computer games. Tom’s composing talents have earned him grants from the prestigious Meet the Composer Foundation five times over and his dedication to musical education has won Tom many invitations as an artist in residence at numerous universities and colleges throughout the U.S.
Rick discovered the magic of steel pans after college, in 1999. Steel drums quickly became his greatest passion and he founded Rocky Mountain Steel Bands in 2003. RMSB has grown to offer classes and performing ensembles for all ages and abilities. Rick has also started 2 of his own professional ensembles, Strings & Steel and Urban Island. Hobbies? Free time? Nope, just lots of steel drums…
The weekend festival will take place at: RMSB studio (10691 East Bethany Drive Aurora, Colorado Denver) is pretty much right across the street.
Our facility features two 800 square foot studios and even a small pan store with accessories like sticks and stands. September is one of the best times of the year to visit Denver or Colorado in general. The weather is perfect and the mountains are beautiful. The only thing to make it better is a weekend of steel band music.
The fees for the weekend festival are $275 which includes all the music, instruction, and the performance. We do offer an early registration discount through August 9.
Take advantage of this valuable early registration offer, and register by August 9. Use code: early2019
A. No problem. First, if you’re a beginner you can do our beginner track and you’ll only learn about 4 songs. Much easier! Also, if a couple songs are too hard for you, no problem, we need some percussion (engine room) on all the songs anyway!