Trinidad in the fall

November 16, 2019 – We didn’t plan it this way, but this fall has been a lot to do about Trinidad.  We created two week long school projects for our elementary aged students with Jean Raabe of Pan Odyssey as well as a Teen Open Mic experience with her steel pans, too.  These steel pans (we call them drums here) are from Trinidad and Tobago (two islands, one nation) in the Caribbean.  Continue reading “Trinidad in the fall”


Steel Drums at South Walnut Elementary in Bangor

Foundry Hall coordinated a second week of Steel Pan (Drum) workshops with Jean Raabe.  This time we brought the program to Bangor’s South Walnut Elementary School and worked with kids from kindergarten to fourth grade.  A target group of 2nd-4th graders spent three extra days learning 2 songs per grade to perform for the whole school on Monday, November 4th.  Continue reading “Steel Drums at South Walnut Elementary in Bangor”


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