NEWSLETTER Volume 1 / Issue 1
DIRECTOR’S NOTE New Haven based St. Luke’s Steel Band was formed in 1999. In almost 20 years of existence, St. Luke’s Steel Band continues to perform regularly at church services and various events in and around of Connecticut. The band’s achievements were recognized by an Artist’s Award from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and they have won gold medals at the PANorama Caribbean Music Fests in Virginia Beach.
See website for detailed bio: www.stlukesteelband.com
I am extremely delighted for you to be reading our first issue of St. Luke’s Steel Band’s Newsletter. Your continued support is important to us and we appreciate you embarking on this new journey with us. While we will continue to update you through our website and social media sites (Facebook and Instagram) we are glad you can also join us here. This has been a wonderful year for us thus far. We started the year off performing on our annual collaboration of music with Music Haven, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. We celebrated this year at First and Summerfield Church 425 College St., New Haven. In addition to Music Haven we also had special guests from High Horizons/Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport. We also performed at a Black History Month celebration for the Board of Alders. The past few weeks have been busy with us preparing for our upcoming performances, most notably our Early Spring Concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, our home church. Additionally, our training bands have also been busy; PANatics most recently performed with Pantastic Steel Band of Neighborhood Music School. Please join us at our upcoming events; see our detailed list of upcoming events below.
Kenneth Joseph Director
Check out this wonderful article written by Kathy Czepiel of the Daily Nutmeg http://dailynutmeg.com/2018/02/14/st-lukes-steel-band-by-oil-means/
Upcoming Performances April 4.8 – Caribbean Mass/Resurrection, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 11am 4.8 – Music Series, Bethesda Lutheran Church at 4pm 4.15 – Sunday in the Sanctuary, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 5pm 4.22 – Cherry Blossom Festival, Wooster Square New Haven at 2:30pm May 5.13 - Caribbean Mass/Mother’s Day, St Luke’s Episcopal Church at 11am 5.20 – Freddie Fixer Parade, Dixwell Avenue at 4pm June 6.2 – Spring Concert, University of New Haven at 5pm
INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY? Please contact us for information about our training bands. Children and adult training bands are available and taught by Director Kenneth Joseph. You can e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note private lessons are also available.
SUMMER CAMP Our steel and string summer camp will be held from July 9-20, M-F from 9-1pm. The cost for this camp will be $150; however, there will be a $25 discount if tuition is paid in full by May 1st. Please e-mail: email@example.com