SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: Chris Wabich!
The UA Steel Band program currently consists of one ensemble
under the direction of Chris Billings. Members of UA Steel are all
University of Arizona students, but come from a wide range of
educational programs. Students learn the basics of all the instruments
that comprise the steel drum family, and pick one instrument to learn
and perform each semester.
UA Steel has the honor of performing in and around the Tucson
community. The ensemble’s most recent performances include the
University of Arizona Book Fair and concerts at the Rincon West RV
Resort and Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale. The UA Steel
Band program is student-run and is entirely funded through its concerts
and outside performances. All funds received from performances go
towards tuning, repairing, and replacing the instruments of the band.