Reply To: Steelpan drum group
I am definitely not an expert on Pan groups but here is an excellent NAfME publication you might want to check out: The Steel Band Game Plan: Strategies for Starting, Building, and Maintaining Your Pan Program Published by MENC: The National Association for Music Education in Partnership with Rowman & Littlefield Education – Chris Tanner Presents a Guide for Successful Implementation and Development of a Steel Band Program.
Also, go to the web site of our state’s premiere HS Steel Drum Band, Mayfield (WI) HS. http://www.mayvillesteeldrums.com/ From there you can contact their director. Anything he can’t answer he will send you to another expert who can.
I hope this helps!
Christine Hayes – NAfME Council for General Music Education, Past-Chair