Frijoles negros, or black beans and rice, is a traditional cuban dish. Black beans are cooked with onions and green peppers in a mixture of spices including garlic,
cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper. This piece features the classic cha-cha f ... (Read More)
A popular fast food dish consisting of french fries covered in cheese and often augmented with other ingredients such as bacon bits, jalepeno slices, or chives.
This piece is a simple rock tune that sounds more difficult than it is. A great ... (Read More)
A play on the double meaning of the word Salsa; the tomato based sauce found in Latino cooking commonly used a dip for tortilla chips, and a type of music and dance born in New York City
combining Afro-Cuban and jazz styles. ... (Read More)
A Brazilian steakhouse in which various meats are brought to the table on skewers and cut to order. Patrons have a two sided token with green and red sides to indicate whether they are ready for
more. This tune is written in the bossa nova s ... (Read More)
A happy tune dedicated to my daughter that weaves its way between calypso, soca and rock styles. The piece features a short optional solo section and some challenging lines for the leads
during the chorus section. The remaining parts are fa ... (Read More)
Fresh shrimp are fried in a batter made of eggs, flour, salt, pepper, and coconut flakes. This tune is an uptempo calypso based on the chord changes to Gershwin's
"I Got Rhythm." The double seconds and guitars get to play mel ... (Read More)
Literally meaning “The Spicy Jalapeno, " Jalapeno peppers have become a part of many American dishes but originally come from Latino cooking and are found all over South America. This cha-cha
utilizes a blues chord progresson and features a ... (Read More)
A hearty black bean stew using various smoked meats such as pork, beef, and sausage. Feijoada has been described as the National Dish of Brazil. The harmony for this tune is based on the ii-V-I chord progression commonly found in jazz and pop mu ... (Read More)
Ginger Bulla is a Jamaican cake made with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and ginger. This piece has a straight-eighth reggae feel with the classic "one-drop"
groove. The B-section has just enough variety to balance the repetitive phrases ... (Read More)
A chilled out 16th note rock feel, this tune was written for my father. The piece is a great vehicle for developing roll technique and the low pans get to take the melody in the "B section." The
simple chord progression provides a nice oppor ... (Read More)
A "bomb" arrangement of the famous Franz Lizst composition featuring a lead pan soloist. Many people will recognize this piece from the famous Bugs Bunny cartoon "Rhapsody Rabbit." The tempo
increases throughout generating excitement to the ... (Read More)
The “jerk” seasoning commonly found in Jamaica is typically used on chicken or pork and is a dry rub consisting primarily of allspice and hot peppers and often includes: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg,
thyme, garlic, and salt. This tune has a "swi ... (Read More)
Chunks of fresh pineapple are marinated in various spices including lime juice, chadon bene (similar to cilantro), garlic, salt, pepper, and hot peppers in this Trini recipe. This tune is a
catchy soca in F major and is a great choice for le ... (Read More)
A minimalist style piece which incorporates muffling the pan (gloves recommended on muffle hand to eliminate direct contact with the pan). The melody of the composition is revealed through
unmuted notes spread throughout the ensemble. The mu ... (Read More)
Director Book: 412 pgs.
Excerpt from the Foreward:
Performing a piece of music for the first time can be an intimidating experience for a young musician. There are multiple elements to interpret
simultaneously including key, me ... (Read More)
A driving, high energy ska tune, Sugar Rush, is a great choice to open your next gig or concert.
Instrumentation: tenor pan (lead), double ... (Read More)
A programmatic piece in 3/4 time, this piece depicts a gentle summer rain which develops into a thunderstorm. Chopsticks are utilized to create the sound of rainfall.
Personne ... (Read More)
A high energy jam, Sunburst is a bright, driving work that creates rhythmic interest by utilizing 5 and 7 note groupings and a dotted-quarter feel in 3/4 time. The
B-section provides contrast with a half-time groove and echo phrases between ... (Read More)
This simple tune has just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. The accessible rhythms and chord structure make this a great choice to introduce the soca rhythm to your band.
Lev ... (Read More)
Instrumentation: tenor pan (lead), double tenors (optional), double seconds, triple guitars, bass pans. The engine room parts include drumset and three optional p ... (Read More)
The Submarine or “sub” sandwich originated in the Northeast United States in the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries and has become one of the most popular
American foods. Built around a funky bass line, Turkey Sub fea ... (Read More)
Warm-Ups for Steel Band includes the following exercises: Roll Round, Roll Chops, Add-On, Chromatic Scale, I-V-I, Calypso 3rds, Double Stops, 4's, and Arpeggios. Everything you'll need to develop
tone, technique, and ensemble skills with you ... (Read More)