The Lone Star College-North Harris Steel Band will be performing in concert with international recording artist, Tom Miller, Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Performing Arts Theater (ARTS-115). The community is invited to attend this free event.
Tom Miller’s vast experience as a performing percussionist, steel drummer, composer, arranger and educator has made him one of the most respected and sought after soloists and clinicians today. Miller has performed worldwide with his own popular group Pan Ramajay, with other notable pan artists and has collaborated with Grammy award winners including Allison Krause and John Denver.
“Tom’s playing has been featured on film scores for movies, marketing ads and computer games,” said Jeff Gleason, department chair of music. “Our students are excited to perform one of Miller’s original compositions as well as the music of Michael Jackson, Rachel Platton, Ellie Goulding and Bruno Mars.”
The LSC-North Harris Steel Band features authentic Trinidadian steel pans accompanied by additional percussion including drum set, congas, scrapers, shakers, and other Latin percussion instruments. The pans are transformed 55 gallon steel barrels and range from soprano down to bass voices. The band showcases Calypso music from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as other styles from the West Indies and beyond.
For more information, call 281.765.7960 or contact Jeff Gleason at Jeff.Gleason@LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.