NIU Steel Band Earns Great Review
The NIU Steel Band continues to earn wonderful reviews internationally. This past Sunday, the band, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, performed their annual fall concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music.
Appearing on the renowned steel pan web site When Steel Talks, the review states "So what was new and different? First off, a Rock guitarist and a brass section participated in some numbers in the first half of the program - immediately presenting the world with tremendous musical possibilities when you have a collaboration of a steel orchestra with conventional musical instruments. The performances pleasantly presented more voices and colors in a way not commonly heard or digested, to the audience. In addition, it opened both their minds and those of the students to future artistic possibilities.
The full review may be read here. Congratulations Liam, Cliff, all guest artists and the members of the Steel Band!