Steel Pan Bands

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

MYSO’s steel pan programs, offer middle and high school students an opportunity to develop new and exciting musical and rhythmic skills. Students have performed throughout Milwaukee, with performances including Summerfest, the Lakefront Festival of the Arts, the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations and many other performances throughout the community.

MYSO Steel BandsMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Calypso Steel Band (2010-06-18) by Michelle HoffmanMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

The rhythmic beat of Calypso music makes our steel pan bands one of our most requested ensembles for gig performances. Students perform at the Lakefront Festival of Arts.

MYSO Steel Pan Musicians in Concert (2018-01-26) by Ron OshimaMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

The steel pan band plays at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.

Steel Pans Band plays at Playathon fundraiser (2019) by Ron OshimaMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Steel pan band performing at Playathon at Bayshore Town Center- a Sunday when all 1,000 of our musicians play.

Soca Steel Band with Boys and Girls Clubs (2019-07-19) by Ron OshimaMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

MYSO partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee to put on a two week summer camp culminating in a public concert. Thanks to music director Tim Rush, the kids have fun learning enough to put on a great concert.

Soca Steel Bandwith Boys and Girls Clubs (2019-07-19) by Ron OshimaMilwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Boys and Girls Clubs summer camp concert.

MYSO Bass Steel Pan Musician in Rehearsal (2019)Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Like other instruments, steel pans come in a variety of registers - soprano, tenor, bass, etc.

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