UGA Steel Band to Perform at Emmanuel College, Monday night, February 20, at 7:30

The University of Georgia Steel Band will appear in concert at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA, on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Cultural Awareness Program of the college and will take place in Taylor Chapel on the Emmanuel College Campus.

The UGA Steel Band is directed by Nate Lee. The ensemble was created by Tony McCutchen during his 31-year tenure as Professor of Percussion at UGA (1979-2010). Over the years, the UGA Steel Band has served as a popular ambassador to the music community and the public at large. The steel band has served as artists-in-residence for South Georgia College and performed at numerous arts festivals, Georgia Music Educators conferences, Days of Percussion, colleges and universities through the Southeast.

The UGA Steel Band is comprised of undergraduate and graduate level percussion majors as well as many students pursuing non-music degrees. The steel band gives regular performances at local schools, showcasing a broad spectrum of repertoire including traditional Caribbean music as well as pop/rock/latin/jazz arrangements and transcriptions of European classical music.

The program will feature pieces ranging from an arrangement of a J.S. Bach flute sonata to the Beatles and the “Axel F” theme from the movie Beverly Hills Cop. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the Cultural Awareness Program at Emmanuel College, visit our website, www.ec.edu, or contact Dr. Emma Pettyjohn at epettyjohn@ec.edu or 706-255-7226, ext. 2651.

UGA Steel Band to Perform at Emmanuel College, Monday night, February 20, at 7:30