2018 was another great year for our steel drum band and steel drum players and we are so thankful! We booked over 250 shows, most of which were corporate functions, conventions, trade shows and beach weddings. In the month of December, our steel drum band did several Corporate Christmas Parties and holiday parties as well. Our steel drum players had a blast performing Christmas Music on the steel drums, getting everyone in the mood for the holidays.
The sweet sounds of steel drum music, reggae and calypso could also be heard at several house parties, pool parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, graduation parties, fundraisers, christenings, bridal showers, engagement parties, baby showers, reunions, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, grand openings, fraternity functions, sorority functions and many other special events.
Three shows in particular stand out from the rest. The first was when our steel drum band performed at Sea World in Orlando for the American Heart Association. It was a grand affair and everyone really enjoyed the Caribbean Music and Top 40 selections performed by the band. It was great to be part of such a wonderful event and to help raise awareness for the AHA.
The second show was at the ASHA Annual Conference at the Convention Center in Orlando. We performed for over 10,000 people, including the guest speaker Harry Belafonte. He thoroughly enjoyed the band and we got a chance to meet him after the performance. He is a legend and we have been performing some of his music for over 20 years, so that was great!
The third one was when our steel drum band was personally chosen by Governor Rick Scott to perform at his fundraiser in Lake Mary, FL. No matter what your political affiliation, it’s pretty cool when the governor wants you to perform at his event. He really enjoyed the steel drum music and even asked our steel drum player to show him how to play it.
It was also another year of awards. Our very own steel drum player Chesley won the soloist competition at the Virginia International PanFest. He beat out other steel drum players from across the United States and the Caribbean to win the award. Congrats to Chesley!
We are looking forward to another great year in 2019. So whether you are having a beach wedding in Daytona Beach, St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Sarasota, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Naples or Key West; a corporate function in Orlando, Tampa, Miami or Savannah, or any other special event coming up in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina, give us a call! We look forward to working with you in 2019.