Matanzas Blue Steel

What's Happening?

Back to School!

Students are flocking back to the Matanzas Blue Steel Pan Yard (where we practice)! You will notice a slightly different schedule this year, the advanced classes will meet for the 3rd, 4th and 5th blocks of the day, as skinny periods, for 48 minutes each. The 1st two blocks of the day will meet for an hour and a half, every day, but only until the semester break at the beginning of January. At that time, the two beginning classes will merge into one advanced class, meeting 1st block, and a new beginning class will start during the 2nd block.

With this new schedule we will see three FAST MOVING classes! All three advanced classes will be working on music for the Virginia Beach Pan Fest, which will happen Thursday through Sunday, May 5 - 8. This trip is not mandatory, but we will all be working towards a successful trip, so I think most students will choose to be involved. We will be looking for volunteer chaperones as well, so please let me know if you are interested!

Arranger Kendall Williams to come work with Matanzas Blue Steel

Kendall Williams, Pan Fest judge, arranger and steel pan master will be at Matanzas High School to work with Matanzas Blue Steel students on pan basics, history, and GROOVE. Get ready to move, jump, and learn!

First Fall Concert!

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6pm

Matanzas High School Pirate Theater

Mandatory concert performance for all Matanzas Steel Band students. Tickets will be available at the door. $5 for adults, children are Free! Steel band students must wear their steel band t-shirts and khaki pants

Mandatory Concert Performance at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Friday, Feb. 26th 2016 at 1-10pm

School of Music, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Steel band students will travel, by charter bus, to the University of Florida to perform before 2 judges for the performance portion of their final exam and their Common District Final (CDF) and EOC (if implemented). We WILL need chaperones, this is a super fun trip! Come on along! Contact Mrs. Palmer if you would like to help out!

Caribbean Dinner Concert, Courtyard

Friday, April 8th 2016 at 6pm

3535 Old Kings Rd N

Palm Coast, FL

All steel band students will perform for evening dinner concert. Tickets will be available in the weeks before the concert. Dinner tickets are $20 (includes concert, dinner, drink and dessert), Dessert tickets are $13 (includes concert, drink and dessert), and Concert tickets are $10. Dinner tickets must be pre-purchased. Concert and dessert tickets may be purchased at the door.

Virginia Beach, PAN Fest!

Thursday, May 5th 2016 at 4pm to Sunday, May 8th 2016 at 9am

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Virginia Beach, VA

45 advanced students will travel by charter bus to Virginia Beach, VA to perform at the Virginia Beach, VA Pan Fest. This is a competition for which there are judges ratings, winners in each category as well as an over all winner. We will leave after school on Thursday, attend workshop on Friday, perform for competition on Saturday, and drive through the night Saturday evening, returning Sunday morning early.

Final Concert, Senior Farewell!

Wednesday, April 20th 2016 at 6pm

3535 Old Kings Rd N

Palm Coast, FL

This is mandatory for all students.