Steel Band Concert

Steel Band Concert - Miami Steel Band I took my seat in...

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Miami Steel Band I took my seat in Hall Auditorium and prepared myself for an experience that I have not, and probably will never have again. The only steel pan I have ever seen is a personal one my mother brought back from Aruba. I started to look around and noticed that the atmosphere was very informal, even the musicians were on stage practicing. The audience was very diverse; half of the audience appeared to be college students, where the other half was middle to old aged people. The audience gradually took their seat, and opposed to the flute concert, people were talking, even the performers. The stage was lined with these black, high-pitched steel instruments that I had been just been introduced to earlier in class. The pans were grouped into many different stations and each station produced a different pitch. The concert started and I loved the sound produced by all the instruments playing in together in harmony. The concert advanced and one of the main things that I noticed was the performance practices involved during the concert. Earlier in the year I attended a faculty flute recital, and the atmosphere created was very serious. The room was very quiet
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUS 185 taught by Professor Tanner during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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