Thursday, April 26, 2012

Caribbean Inspirational Gospel Show 2012

This was truly a celebration of Trinidad & Tobago's 50th Anniversary through Gospel and Steel Pan and the show was spectacular. We were blessed and entertained with the wonderful music of Tigress, Sister Bev, and Reverend Patti. These women of God were outstanding as they took the audience on a beautiful spiritual journey.  The Entertainer, Damion Melville of  WACK Radio 90.1FM of our beloved Trinidad and Tobago was Master of Ceremonies along with DJ Vince.

Sister Bev  

Reverend Patti

Who said you cannot have comedy in a gospel show? Well Damion Melville had the crowd laughing hysterically as he went down memory lane with how things used to be back in the day in Trinidad & Tobago.  He reminded the mostly Trinidadian-American audience of things they do not share with their American born children. It was pure comic relief.
Damion Melville & DJ Vince
The Long Beach Steel Drum School students did a phenomenal job with their selections.  Special thanks to Derek Brewster who is the steel band teacher and music arranger.  We must acknowledge Professional Drummer, fondly known as Brother Rock, brought his unbelievable drummer skills with the steel band and they produced beautiful spiritual music.  It must be mentioned that Brother Rock has a beautiful voice and when he sang, it was a pore raiser. Young Zionne Nunez was awesome with his rendition of "Portrait of Trinidad & Tobago" through spoken word. 

Long Beach Steel Drum School
Every individual who gave of their time to perform at the show helped to make it a great success.

Special thanks to the collaboration of UEOSB and CFTT for organizing a true Caribbean Gospel Experience.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, August 21, 2011

CityBeat Long Beach Magazine - August 2011

Check out this insightful article on the Long Beach Steel Drum School in the August 2011 edition of CityBeat Long Beach Magazine by Matt Cohn.

After LBSDS Building Renovations, 2011 Performances have begun...

Wrigley Village Streetscape Improvement Celebration

The Long Beach Steel Drum School performed at Wrigley Village Streetscape Improvement Celebration hosted by Councilman Dee Andrews, 6th District Residents and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wrigley Village Community Garden, 2044 Pacific Avenue.


2010 Performances in Review

African American Heritage Celebration
Hudson Elementary School
2335 Webster Avenue, Long Beach, Ca  90810
February 25th 2010


Citizens & Friends of Trinidad & Tobago Spring Fling
Roger’s Park  Senior Auditorium

400 W Beach Ave Inglewood Ca 90302
May 1st 2010


Summer Solstice Celebration
Wrigley Village Community Garden
2000 Block of Pacific Ave
May 10th 2010


City of Carson Youth Conference

Juanita Millender McDonald Community Center
May 15, 2010



Sweet 16 Birthday Party
Renaissance Hotel, LAX
June 5, 2010


Summer Solstice Celebration
“Wild Oats Community Garden”
10th Street/Grand Ave, Long Beach
Saturday, June 19, 2010


Summer 2010 Dance Concert Series
Cypress Community College
July 23 - 25, 2010



Emerson Parkside Academy Charter School Art Festival
2625 Josie Ave Long Beach 90815
September 9th, 2010



International Sunday Celebration
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Norwalk, CA
September 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Steel Pan Palooza presented by NAMM

The Long Beach School of Steel Drums had the great honor of performing at the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday, January 17, 2010.  Our performance began at 9:00 am on the ACC Lobby Main Stage and was billed as "Steel Pan Palooza presented by NAMM."

This is what the NAMM website expressed regarding day four of the convention activities: "Prior to show opening, the lobby was filled with the music of Steel Pan Palooza, as another day of live performances began throughout the convention center."

Click on our "Picture Gallery" tab for more NAMM show pictures.