Brass of the Caribbean

Denver Brass presents Brass of the Caribbean      
When: Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm & Sunday, April 22, 3:00pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113 
Guest Artist: Tom Miller & Pan Nation Steel Drums 


Yo ho, yo ho! A pirate's life for me! Set sail with Denver Brass and Pan Nation's steel drums to the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. We've commandeered a ship carrying the finest brass players in the world and journeyed to a land of exotic island rhythms. While jewels may be tempting, it's all about something much more valuable than gold - Brass and Steel!

Denver Brass is known for a lot of great things: excellent musicians; unique arrangements; spectacular sound; engaging, themed shows; and "more than a concert" productions; but one of the most fun and unique things we're known for is our invention of new sounds through out-of-the-box collaborations with a wide variety of guest artists. Such is the case with our exciting April guests, Pan Nation Steel Drums!

Steel drums are the pride of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago where steel pans made from 55 gallon steel drums were invented in the 1930s and are still continually under new development to create the best sound possible. One of the most active advocates of steel drums in the U.S. is Tom Miller - professional percussionist, steel drummer, composer, arranger and educator, who runs the popular steel drum program at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

Pan Nation's in-depth exploration of traditional and modern steel drum repertoire represents a fresh, contemporary approach to the steel drum band. Together we're kicking off spring in the Rockies on April 21 and 22, with the combined power house sounds of steel and brass. This is the time of year in Colorado that we start thinking about bringing out the shorts, flower shirts, sun dresses, and flip flops, and nothing will help get you in that mood than the sounds of the Caribbean.

"After you hear the sounds of brass and steel drums together, you will want to go home and pack your suitcase for a Caribbean getaway," says Kathy Brantigan, President, tubist and concert host of the Denver Brass. "Heck, after hearing this concert, you might even forget the suitcase and just put on your swim suit and snorkel and hop on a plane."

The music for this concert will range from the smooth Besame Mucho to the fiery Hot! Hot! Hot!, with some great pirate music thrown in for fun. There's no better way to help us close out our 2017-2018 season than with a conga line, so order your tickets today and don't forget the suntan lotion!

More information can be found at and tickets can be purchased at or by calling 303-832-HORN (4676).