Steel Band

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All CSS students are welcome to become members of the Saints Steel Band [M/W/F 2:15-3:20].  We perform traditional T & T styles such as Soca and Calypso, as well as Jazz, Classical, and Popular styles while also engaging in community outreach and education.

Current Members: Lauren Cooper, Daneil Kacer, Denette Lynch (Community Member), , Kelly Neil, Taylor Neil, Caitlin Olsen, Abby Panfil,  Rob Runnels, and Becca Valdez 


The Saints Steel Band is consistently in demand as a regional performance and educational ensemble. The ensemble for performed a Kids Plus Art in the Park Program and continued our annual tradition of performing "at the beach" for the Duluth YMCA Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet. 

The band has performed at the Great Lakes Pan Festival, National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati Ohio, Percussive Arts Society Rhythm Discovery Center in Indianapolis, Duluth Symphony Orchestra's School Spotlight series, Virginia Beach (VA) Panorama Festival & Competition (Silver Medal), Duluth Bayfront Reggae Festival, Bayfield's (WI) Summer Mostly Thursdays Performance Arts Series, Minnesota Music Educators Conference, Minnesota State University Moorhead Day of Percussion, MN and WI TRIO Conference, and a collaboration with the Miami University (OH) Steel Band.

In addition the band has now played for tens of thousands of students, elementary through high school, across the state and region and consistently performs outreach concerts for both the immediate campus community and the greater Northland community (YMCA, Kids Plus Art in the park,  Duluth Sister Cities International, among numerous others...)