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Ever thought you might want to learn to play drum in a musical group?

This may have been your chance. Play steel drums or percussion in a well established band. Please Note This band no longer exists.

In the steel drum music band, you will have fun learning to play drum as all instruction will be provided.

The band has six main sections. Single tenor steel drums, double-tenor, double-second, triple cello, quad- and six-bass steelpans and finally drums & percussion, the "engine room" so to speak.

It's free to join and what we really need is a commitment to this act, including the ability to attend regular Calgary jams, practices and performances (gigs) in and around the city map and sometimes to Barbados, and some of the attributes outlined below.

- Good organizational skills
- Exceptional musical talent
- Ability to motivate others
- Ability to create harmony in instances of chaos
- Compassion
- Flexibility
- Enjoy a good time
- Fundraising capability
And ABOVE ALL
- Commitment

Come see one of our performances (Such as our BIG social, October 17, 2009) to get a glimpse of the fun.

Steel Drums


We are looking for lead players who have considerable music education and can sight-read well. Plus an expert kit drummer who can play all of our styles including rock, reggae, calypso/soca music, bossa nova, even some jazz on a full kit, a drum set.

Although I have been studying "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums". This opportunity is best suited to an individual with varied and extensive experience.

At other times, though, the band has been known to recruit enthusiastic individuals without much experience, but have a secret passion to learn to play drum. A great opportunity for music education.

Contact Ann Jamieson of the Calysto Steelband Non-Profit Society at (403) 560-7698 to see about attending Monday and/or Thursday night practices on a consistent basis and performing regularly.

Guarantee: Many challenges and good times to be had. Some international travel also. We even record and release CD's on occasion. A new social group and learning steel drums.

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