The Birth of Steel Drum Music

  • The Birth of Steel Drum Music by Rockcreek Steel Drum Band | Young Audiences New Jersey



Rockcreek Steel Drum Band takes students on a journey through the history and development of the modern steel drum instrument from its genesis on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad to its current position as one of the primary components of Calypso music. The band invites students to experience the odyssey of this unique instrument by exploring its African roots and by examining the present influence of steel drum music on today’s global music scene. With an enchanting mix of traditional Calypso songs along with selections of American music and original compositions, The Birth of Steel Drum Music introduces students to the history and culture of the Caribbean through one of its most recognizable and beloved instrument.

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $1,380

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,845

Travel Fee: $75 per day


Audience Limit: unlimited

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



End of Year Celebration

International Drum Month

Music in the Schools Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts


Technical Requirements

Artists need a space of 15 ft. by 10 ft. They will bring their own sound.