Steel Drum Concert
Sunday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Steel Drum Ensembles
Pandemonium celebrated its 10th anniversary at Homecoming 2007. The group offers an exuberant, eclectic experience open to all students. While performers must audition for Pandemonium, a beginners' group, Pans II, is open to novices.
Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne and accompanied by the Calypso Singers, Pandemonium plays traditional calypso music as well as works ranging from the band Rush to The Beatles. The group has also been known to perform some of the great literature of other ensembles such as Adagio for Strings (Barber), Prelude No. 2 (Gershwin), and Adagio Cantabile (Beethoven).
The group performs a major concert each semester and is also a popular attraction at less formal events on campus and in the area. About 30 students participate, with practices held daily at 5:15 p.m.
Over the years, Pandemonium has toured the southern U.S., traveled to Kansas City, and performed at Carnival in Nice, France. At Carnival they were the only group invited to represent the U.S., and they played in numerous parades and before crowds as large as 500,000.